When to Arrive for Commencement

Expect heavy traffic while traveling to Boulder, in the city and on campus. We recommend arriving early to allow plenty of time to find parking and shuttle to the stadium. The gates to the stadium open at 7 a.m., and we recommend you be in your seat by 8:15 a.m. to see the processional enter the stadium. 

On-Campus Commencement Parking

All campus parking lots will be open for public parking on a space-available basis. You may park on campus, including in pay-to-park lots, for no charge on the days of commencement and recognition ceremonies. Accessible parking and drop-off locations, as well as wheelchair assistance, will also be available for guests traveling to campus for commencement.

ADA Accessible Parking & Transportation

Accessible Parking 

Guests who need accessible parking for the commencement ceremony may park in the following lots:

  • Lot 204—Disability parking placard not required
  • Lot 346—Standard disability parking placard required
  • Lot 360—Standard disability parking placard required
  • Lot 380—Disability parking placard not required
  • Lot 440 West—Disability parking placard not required

Courtesy golf cart shuttles will be available for guests who may have difficulty with the walk to Folsom Field.

Commencement Ceremony Parking Map

On-Campus Transportation

Accessible Drop-Off

A drop-off area for those who have difficulty walking will be at the intersection of Colorado Avenue and Folsom Street, southeast of the stadium. We recommend arriving at the drop-off area well before the student procession reaches the stadium around 8:15 a.m.

Recognition Ceremony Parking

If you are attending a recognition ceremony directly following the commencement ceremony, we recommend parking near your recognition ceremony location and using the on-campus transportation options to travel between Folsom Field and the recognition ceremony that follows. Find the most convenient lot for your plans:

Recognition Ceremonies Campus Map

Accessible Parking for Recognition Ceremonies

ADA-accessible parking is available in Lots 204, 380 and 440 West for guests attending recognition ceremonies after the commencement ceremony. A disability parking placard is not required to park in these lots. Courtesy golf cart shuttles will be available for guests who have mobility challenges.