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2024 Spring Commencement Transportation & Parking Information

March 29, 2024

Making plans to attend the 2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony and celebrate our great Bobcat’s achievements?

Find out about transportation & parking resources available during your upcoming campus visit!

Arriving To Campus

When planning your arrival to campus please allow additional travel time due to increased traffic and nearby construction on West Union Street. It is recommended that guest arrive and depart campus using the Richland Ave. or Stimson Ave. entry points. Traffic surrounding West Union St. beyond the intersection with Shafer St. may cause delays and additional travel time. More information about the West Union St. construction project can be found the City of Athens Website. 

Campus Parking Accommodations:

The following parking accommodations will be in place to support Commencement activities Friday, May 3rd, and Saturday, May 4th, 2024.

Disability Parking & Disability Drop Off:  A designated drop off zone is accessible via West Green Drive to accommodate loading/unloading needs. Disability parking will be available at the Convocation Center (See map below).

Guest Parking: Visitors may utilize parking within any dark green or purple lot on campus from 7 AM - 10 PM Friday, May 3rd, and Saturday, May 4th, 2024. Please reference the Campus Parking Map for lot locations and designations. Transportation & Parking Services will work in conjunction with the Ohio University Police Department to manage traffic and parking for this event. Guests should pay close attention to highway and campus signage directing them to the closest available parking lot for their needs.

RV Parking: A limited number of RV spaces are available for reservation located at the Ridges during commencement weekend. Visit to submit your reservation request. 

Commencement Parking

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Campus Transportation Resources:

Friday, May 3rd, 2024: Graduate Commencement

  • Free Accessible Transportation will be available from 7:30am-5:30pm for those with limited mobility that do not park within the Convocation Center parking lot. Individuals seeking transportation on the day of events should call 740-447-8037 to schedule a ride. 
  • Regular Daily Campus Shuttles will be available 7:30am-5:30pm & Evening & Weekend Campus Shuttles will be available beginning at 5:30pm through 11pm.

Saturday, May 4th, 2024: Undergraduate Commencement

  • Free Event Shuttles & Accessible Transportation will be available from several parking lot locations (including perimeter parking) to the Convocation Center for all Commencement guests from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Individuals with limited mobility seeking transportation on the day of events should call 740-447-8037 to schedule a ride.
Commencement Transit

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For more information on Transportation & Parking resources during this time please connect with the TPS Customer Care Center Team at 740-593-1917 or