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For additional commencement information, visit CU-Boulder's commencement website.

Spring Commencement

2014 Spring Commencement will be held on Friday, May 9, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Stadium. Department recognition ceremonies will take place Thursday, May 8 or Friday, May 9 after the large ceremony.

View the Spring Commencement Parking Map.

Thursday

  • Expect traffic congestion on Regent Drive most of Thursday afternoon because of events at Coors Events/Conference Center.
  • Many permit lots except those requiring a permit at all times will be open to the public, and all grey meters and pay stations will be free after 11 a.m.

Friday

  • Parking and traffic personnel will direct drivers to free parking just off Regent Drive.
  • Parking for persons with disabilities will be available south of Folsom Stadium off Colorado Avenue.
  • Many permit lots will be open to the public, and all grey meters and pay stations will be free throughout the day. Red service meters will still require payment.
  • Stadium Drive north of Dal Ward will be closed to all traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on commencement day to accommodate the procession to the stadium.

Parking for Guests Requiring ADA Accessibility

Guests with ADA Accessible parking needs may park in lots south of the stadium; parking attendants on-site will direct you to the available lots in the area. A DISABILITY PARKING PLACARD IS REQUIRED TO PARK IN THIS AREA, please have placard displayed when arriving on campus. View Commencement Parking Map.

Priority parking is available in lot 436/494 North for individuals with mobility limitations who do not have a disability parking placard.  Wheelchairs and courtesy shuttles will be available from this lot for patrons who may have difficulty with the walk to Folsom Field.  Please notify parking staff upon arriving to campus if you have a need for these accommodations. NO disability parking placard required to park in this area.

Commencement Guest Shuttle on Friday

On the day of commencement, a complimentary shuttle bus service will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (in 15 minute intervals) to provide transportation to recognition ceremonies being held on campus following commencement. The shuttles will depart from Folsom Stadium and follow this route:

Drivers will assist with information and campus maps. For further information please call CU Transportation Services at 303.492.7152.

Winter Commencement

The university's Winter Commencement ceremony will be held at the Coors Events/Conference Center between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013. On Thursday, December 19, recognition ceremonies will also take place on campus throughout the afternoon.

  • To view a map with parking information, click here.
  • During these time frames increased traffic on campus in roadways and parking lots surrounding Coors Events/Conference Center is anticipated.
  • Designated parking lots and locations near the events center will be used for commencement parking at no charge. Parking lots with signs "permit is required at all times" will not be open for public parking.
  • Euclid Auto Park's hourly rate is $2.00 per hour for the first three hours and $4.00 per hour thereafter until 5 PM. The evening rate is a flat $4.00 payment after 5 PM. The lot will close at 9:30 PM on 12/20/13.
  • Parking for persons with disabilities will be reserved in lot 308. A courtesy shuttle will transport people to the south concourse entrance.