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Special Event Transportation and Parking

Event Transportation and Parking

Commencement 2022

June Commencement Ceremonies

The university will host two commencement ceremonies on May 28. In order to keep everything running smoothly for all graduates and guests, please:

  • Review parking options and shuttle routes.
  • Plan to wear a mask when riding shuttles.
  • Comply with all traffic control signage and directions.

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 on to the Crescent Lot behind the stadium.

Parking and Shuttle Maps

Friday, May 27 Events (Cornell Campus Map)

Campus parking lots are open to all guests attending the individual college events throughout the day and evening.

Saturday, May 28 Events (Saturday Campus Access Map)

1st University Commencement Ceremony, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Stadium Gates Open: 8 a.m. 
  • Academic Procession from Arts Quad: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Ceremony: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Exit Stadium and Parking Lots: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

2nd University Commencement Ceremony, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Stadium Gates Open: 12:30 p.m.
  • Academic Procession from Arts Quad: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Ceremony: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Exit Stadium: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Road Closures Saturday, May 28

Traffic will be prohibited on:

  • Campus Road between College Avenue to Wing Drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Hoy Road will be closed from Campus Road to Hoy Parking Garage's lower entrance from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Garden Ave. will be closed between Campus Road and Tower Road, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Feeney Way will be closed between Campus Road and Tower Road, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Feeney Way between Tower Road and University Ave. will ONLY be open for buses.
  • Tower Road between Feeney Way and Judd Falls will ONLY be open for buses.

Reunion Weekend June 9-12, 2022

Over 7,000 alumni and guests are expected to attend Cornell Reunion 2022. Several parking lots will be reserved for the use of returning alumni from Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12. In addition to returning alumni parking, some areas will be reserved for the vendors and service providers entrusted to make this a memorable event for our guests. Where appropriate, signage noting the restrictions will be in place and must be observed.

Parking Lot Closures June 9-12

  • Appel Commons Lot on North Campus will be reserved for guest parking from Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12.
  • The Crescent Lot will close at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, and reopen by 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12. All vehicles must be moved from the lot or risk being towed at the owner’s expense.
  • The A Lot will be reserved for all reunion classes housed on North Campus beginning Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12.

Parking Accommodations Friday, June 10

Campus parking permit and payment requirements are suspended Friday, June 10 except in the lots mentioned abovereserved and accessible spaces, and life safety zones. Community members are encouraged to plan their commute with this event in mind, and avoid driving on campus if possible. Alternatives to parking on campus include using a park-and-ride, working remotely (if permitted), sharing the ride, taking transit, or cycling or walking to campus.

TCAT buses are currently running on a summer schedule. Please visit tcatbus.com for route, stop, and schedule information.

If you have questions about parking and transit options, visit parking.cornell.edu, or contact Transportation Services at transportation@cornell.edu.

Fall Opening 2022

The fall semester move-in week begins on August 15, 2022. More to come!