Spring 2019 commencement parking information announced

April 29, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Transportation Services has announced parking information for Penn State commencement ceremonies to be held at University Park from Friday, May 3, through Sunday, May 5.

BRYCE JORDAN CENTER COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES (FRIDAY, MAY 3 THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 5)

General parking for Penn State spring commencement ceremonies being held at the Bryce Jordan Center will be available at one or more of the following parking areas, as directed by University Police and event parking staff:

  • Jordan East - located east of the Bryce Jordan Center, and accessible from Porter Road (via Park Avenue or College Avenue) and Dauer Drive (via University Drive)
  • Stadium West - located west of Beaver Stadium, and accessible only from Park Avenue
  • Porter North - located north of Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, and accessible from Porter Road (via Park Avenue or College Avenue)

ADA parking will be available at the following Jordan East and Stadium West areas:

  • Northwest corner of Jordan East near Bryce Jordan Center Gate B, across from the Penn State All-Sports Museum (accessible from intersection of Porter Road and Curtin Road)
  • Section of Lot Orange L located between the Bryce Jordan Center and Jordan East (accessible from Dauer Drive via University Drive)
  • Southwest corner of Stadium West near University Drive/Curtin Road intersection (accessible only from Park Avenue)

To ensure the safety of all guests and to assist with traffic flow between each ceremony, drivers are discouraged from dropping off or picking up guests outside of the designated ADA parking areas. These areas are ADA accessible and located just a short distance from entrances to the Bryce Jordan Center. Curtin Road will also be closed to vehicle traffic between University Drive and the entrance to Jordan East throughout most of the commencement ceremonies to allow safe pedestrian access between Stadium West and the Bryce Jordan Center.

Bryce Jordan Center Commencement Ceremonies Interactive Map

PEGULA ICE ARENA COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES ON FRIDAY, MAY 3 AND SATURDAY, MAY 4

General parking for the Earth and Mineral Sciences commencement ceremony at Pegula Ice Arena on Friday, May 3, will be available at the Jordan East and Stadium West parking areas.

Those attending commencement ceremonies at Pegula Ice Arena on Saturday, May 4, are encouraged to park at the East Parking Deck, located on Bigler Road near East Halls.

ADA parking for both the Friday and Saturday ceremonies being held at Pegula Ice Arena will be available at the section of Lot Yellow H at Shields Building, which is located on Curtin Road just north of Pegula. 

Pegula Ice Arena Commencement Ceremonies Interactive Map

EISENHOWER AUDITORIUM COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES ON SATURDAY, MAY 4

Visitors attending commencement ceremonies at Eisenhower Auditorium on Saturday, May 4, are directed to park at the adjacent Eisenhower Parking Deck, which are each located on Eisenhower Road.

General and ADA parking will be available on each level of the Eisenhower Deck, with elevator access located at the south corner.

With heavy traffic expected on the east side of campus throughout the day Saturday due to commencement ceremonies being held at the Bryce Jordan Center, those attending ceremonies at Eisenhower are advised of the following travel recommendations:

-    Drivers are urged to avoid the Park Avenue exits from Routes 220 and 322, as well as University Drive, and instead should use the Route 322 Business exits at the south and north ends of Atherton Street to travel to campus.

-    From Atherton Street, drivers are encouraged to approach Eisenhower Auditorium from the west side of campus, using Park Avenue or Curtin Road to reach Shortlidge Road or Bigler Road, where vehicles will then travel south to Eisenhower Road to reach Eisenhower Auditorium and the Eisenhower Deck.

Eisenhower Auditorium Commencement Ceremonies Interactive Map

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Commencement parking for all ceremonies in the areas designated above will be available at no charge, courtesy of Penn State Transportation Services.

Visit commencement.psu.edu for more information regarding spring commencement.

Last Updated June 21, 2019