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Graduates and Guests

Directions to Campus

Parking for guests is available at the following locations:

  • 25th Ave. Garage Commencement Map
    On the corner of 25th Ave. and Highland Ave. – please use Highland Ave. entrance only
  • Terrace Place Garage
    On the corner of 21st Ave. and Terrace Place
  • Wesley Place Garage
    On the corner of 21st Ave. and Scarritt Place
  • Kensington Place Garage
    On the corner of 25th Ave. and Kensington Place

Shuttle Schedule

Shuggle Schedule Shuttles will stop at these locations and drop guests off near the event site.

  • Wednesday — Wesley Place garage
    7:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
  • Thursday — Wesley Place & Terrace Place garages
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Friday — Wesley Place, Terrace Place, Kensington & 25th Ave. garages
    7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If you need disability assistance and/or special parking, please call the Vanderbilt Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Department at 615-322-4705 to make arrangements.


Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff

Please help us make as many parking spaces available as possible for our Commencement guests. This year we need your full cooperation and ask that each of you do your part to support this important University event.

Please pay attention to the requests for your particular zone:

  • Zone 3 Parkers
    Please do not park in the 25th Ave. Garage on Friday (Commencement Day). Please use the available Zone 3 surface lots and the “F” lots for this day only. Examples include Lots 27, 22A, 21A, 75A, West Garage and the 72-series lots near VUPD.
  • Zone 2 Parkers
    Please do not park in the Terrace Place and Wesley Place Garages on Friday. Please use the Zone 1 parking available in Lots 77 and 82 for this day only.
  • Zone 1 Parkers
    Please be patient with the additional parkers in your area and avoid unnecessary driving.

 


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Future Commencement Dates

 2016  -  May 11, 12, 13
 2017  -  May 10, 11, 12
 2018  -  May 9, 10, 11
 2019  -  May 8, 9, 10

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