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Special Event Transportation and Parking

Graduates at Schoellkopf Stadium

Special events, celebrations, and ceremonies will affect parking availability and traffic circulation throughout the academic year. Information about event preparations and guidance for guests and community members is posted below and updated annually.

Annual Events - Transportation & Parking Guidance

Commencement May 2023

May Commencement Ceremonies

Visit the Commencement Office for Commencement Ceremony dates and information. Parking and transportation information will be posted in April 2023.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking accommodations must be requested via the Office of Commencement Events.

Shuttle Transportation

Park and Ride Shuttle Service Saturday

Free campus bus service will be available from 7:30 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. and will travel between the parking lots noted on the map. Bus frequency is approximately every ten to fifteen minutes.

Buses are fully accessible and will travel from the pick-up locations at the A Lot, Central Campus, B Lot, and then on to the Crescent Lot behind the stadium.

Reunion Weekend June 2023


Visit Cornell Reunion 2023. Reunion parking and transportation information will be posted in May 2023.

Fall Opening Week August 2023

Fall Opening

August 2023 move-in parking and transportation information will be posted in July 2023.


  • Do not rely on GPS once you arrive in Ithaca. Please follow the yellow or blue signs and/or directions from traffic personnel.
  • The driver must remain with the vehicle during the unloading process. Do not leave the vehicle.
  • Driving on sidewalks is permitted only during the initial move-in period. Please follow signs and/or directions from volunteers and traffic control personnel. Vehicles are not allowed on campus paths and walkways.

Homecoming Celebration September 2023


Visit for upcoming event information and registration. Parking and transportation information will be posted in September 2023.