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Maps and Directions

Detailed information about parking and campus road closures is posted on the Parking & Seating page.

Take Note Handicap tags do not provide vehicle access to closed roads, including closed roads near Schoellkopf Stadium. However, guests may request an Accessibility Plan to accommodate parking & seating needs.

Park & Ride - General Parking

As your vehicle approaches campus from any direction, you will begin to follow signs and traffic personnel directing you to campus parking. Once parked, you will board a free bus that will transport you to the Crescent side of Schoellkopf Stadium. Upon arrival at the stadium Crescent, you will exit the bus and walk 100' to entrances into the Crescent (all bleachers).
See: Weekend Park & Ride (document link posted here in spring).
Accessibility: Guests who cannot board/ride buses, or walk 100' unassisted, or navigate stairs, or sit in bleachers without back support should request an Accessibility Plan to accommodate parking & seating needs.

Bus Map: College Events Map with Bus Stops

The campus map of bus stops for college events (map link posted here in spring) lists events taking place immediately following Commencement, and closest bus stops servicing those events. Some locations require walking from the stadium, as the Crescent Lot is the closest bus stop.
Accessibility: If walking will be too strenuous, please request an Accessibility Plan to accommodate your needs.

Getting to College Events from the Stadium

  • From General Seating (Crescent bleachers):
    walk or bus from Crescent Lot (map link posted here in spring)
  • From Accessible Blue Plan Seating (Crescent bleachers):
    walk or bus from Crescent Lot (map link posted here in spring)
  • From Accessible Yellow Plan Seating (Field chairs):
    walk/wheel or drive from Hoy Garage (directions posted here in spring)

Driving Routes - General Parking Lots (no permit)

    Commencement Weekend road closures and restrictions may affect your planned driving route. You may still use "Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853" as your GPS destination to bring you to Ithaca and the Cornell campus. As you approach campus from any direction, you will begin to see posted signs directing Commencement traffic to campus parking lots.
  • Sunday Campus Driving Routes to Parking (map link posted here in spring)
  • Saturday Campus Driving Routes to Parking (map link posted here in spring)
  • printable driving directions from all directions

Driving Routes - Accessible Parking Lots (permit required)

    For safety reasons, campus roads around the stadium are closed or restricted for Commencement. Therefore, vehicles are not able to drive close to the stadium to drop off passengers then leave to park elsewhere. Road closures apply to all vehicles (including hotel shuttles, limousines, taxis, privately chartered buses, etc.) as well as vehicles with medical handicap tags. However, to accommodate guests with limited mobility or medical needs, two campus parking lots are reserved entirely for vehicles displaying an Accessibility Plan parking permit (yellow or blue) from the Commencement Office.
  • Yellow Permit: Hoy Garage
    If using GPS, enter destination "Route 366 Ithaca NY 14853" to be directed to Rte 366, then follow yellow signs to mobility-impaired parking at Hoy Garage. MUST enter campus via Rte 366, to Hoy Road, to Hoy Garage entrance.
  • Blue Permit: TRB Lot
    If using GPS, enter destination "Route 366 Ithaca NY 14853" to be directed to Rte 366, then follow blue signs to mobility-impaired parking at TRB Lot.

Schoellkopf Stadium

Arts Quad

  • On Commencement morning, students report to the Arts Quad to assemble with their conferring college for the procession to Schoellkopf Stadium.

Contact Information

Commencement Office
B13 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9541
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