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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.
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 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

    When Commencement ends at noon, buses will be lined up in the Crescent Lot (east side of the stadium) to transport guests from the Crescent to other campus events and parking lots. Some event locations will require walking from the stadium, as the Crescent Lot is the bus stop servicing certain venues. Guests using the Yellow Plan will use their own vehicle for transportation from Hoy Garage (west side of the stadium) per instructions below. For venues that require walking from the stadium, Yellow Plan guests should bring a wheelchair to retrieve from their vehicle at noon then shuttle to their next event, leaving their vehicle parked in Hoy Garage.
  • From GENERAL Seating (Crescent bleachers)
    walk or bus from Crescent Lot - Sunday bus map
  • From BLUE PLAN Seating (Crescent bleachers)
    walk or bus from Crescent Lot - Sunday bus map
  • From YELLOW PLAN Seating (Field chairs)
    walk/wheel or drive from Hoy Garage - getting to Sunday events

Driving Routes - GENERAL Parking Lots (no permit)

Driving Routes - ACCESSIBLE 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 a yellow or blue Accessibility Plan parking permit issued by the Commencement Office. (Note: These are not the same as medical handicap parking tags.)
  • Yellow Permit: Hoy Garage
    If using GPS, enter destination "Route 366 Ithaca NY 14853" to be directed to Rte 366, then MUST follow yellow signs directing to 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 parking at TRB Lot.

Schoellkopf Stadium - Commencement

Arts Quad - Procession Line Up

  • 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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