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Parking & Directions

Campus parking is free for families and guests of graduates beginning noon Friday through 9pm Monday.  (Staff must use their campus permits all day Friday.)  As you near campus from any direction on Saturday and Sunday, follow signs directing traffic to parking lots on campus.

On Saturday and Sunday, park on campus and ride the free buses from lots to Schoellkopf Stadium (Crescent Lot) and other locations on campus for college events.

Certain road closures will be in effect at varying times on Saturday and Sunday, as detailed in the sections below.

State-issued accessibility parking placards DO NOT grant vehicle access to closed roads.  Request an Accessibility Plan, issued by the Commencement Office, to accommodate special needs.  Specific traffic signs will direct guests to Accessibility Lots, per their yellow or blue Accessibility Plan.

Vehicles on campus must park legally to observe fire lanes, handicap spaces (with state-issued handicap placards), sidewalks, etc.  Cornell Campus Map