Please expect heavy traffic while traveling to Boulder, within the city and on campus.

We recommend you arrive early to allow for adequate time to travel to campus parking areas and then from the parking areas 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 student processional as they enter the stadium. A courtesy shuttle (details listed below) will be available to and from the commencement ceremony in Folsom Stadium.

All campus parking lots will be open on a space available basis for public parking. Parking on-campus, including at parking meters and pay station lots, is free the day of Commencement and on Recognition Ceremonies days.  

For detailed campus parking maps and instructions on the recommended areas to park, please visit the Parking & Transportation Services website.  

Guests attending Recognition Ceremonies directly following the university commencement ceremony are encouraged to park in areas near their recognition ceremony. (Please review the Spring Recognition Ceremonies webpage for specific ceremony locations.) 

Drop-Off for Guests Requiring ADA Accessibility

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. It is best to access the drop-off area well before the student procession reaches the stadium at approximately 8:15 a.m.  

View the Spring Commencement Parking map for additional details.

Parking for Guests Requiring ADA Accessibility

Guests who need ADA Accessible parking may park in lots 204, 346, 354, 360, 380 and 440; parking attendants will be on-site to direct you to available lots in the area.  A standard disability parking placard is required to park in lots 346, 354 and 360; please have your placard displayed when arriving on campus. A disability parking placard is not required to park in lots 204, 380 and 440.  View the Spring Commencement Parking map for specific lot locations.

Courtesy shuttles will be available from those lots for guests who may have difficulty with the walk to Folsom Field.  Please notify parking staff upon arrival to campus if you have a need for these accommodations.

Wheelchair Assistance

A limited number of wheelchairs will be available to assist guests from the wheelchair station (view map of wheelchair station location) to the stadium.

Courtesy Shuttle

Complimentary shuttle bus service will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (in 15 minute intervals) to provide transportation from the public parking areas to the Stadium before the commencement ceremony, and from the stadium back to the parking areas after the ceremony:

Regent A Shuttle 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Regent B Shuttle 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Discovery Express 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Regent Parking Garage (Lot 436/440)

  • Business Field (Lot 430)

  • Center for Community (Lot 306/308)

  • CU Events Center (Lot 430)

  • NE Corner of Colorado & Folsom

  • Regent Parking Garage (Lot 436/440)

  • Business Field (Lot 430) 

  • Center for Community (Lot 306/308)

  • CU Events Center (Lot 430)

  • NE Corner of Colorado & Folsom

  • Balch Fieldhouse

  • Euclid Parking Garage (Lot 205)

  • SEEC building (Lot 556)

  • Space Science (Lot 544)

  • Biotech (Lot 543/548)

  • NE Corner of Colorado & Folsom

The drivers are available to assist with information and campus maps.  We appreciate your patience with the return shuttle, as it takes longer to get guests back to the parking lots. For further information, please see the Spring Commencement Shuttle Route map.

Alternative Transportation

The city of Boulder’s local shuttle services, the HOP, Skip, and Stampede, will be operating the morning of the ceremony. The HOP, Skip, and Stampede run frequently and cost $2.60; see the map for campus stops. For additional information about alternative transportation, please call 303-299-6000 or go to the City of Boulder website.

Several accessible transportation resources are available for our guests who are traveling to campus for commencement.  We recommend reviewing the Accessible Transportation Referrals document for a detailed list of available options.


Limos will have access to drop-off graduates or commencement attendees at the intersection of Folsom Street & Colorado Avenue (just south of Franklin field.) Limo parking will be available along Regent Drive at any meter-head location.

Ride Share (Uber, Lyft) Drop-off Location

A drop-off area for guests arriving to campus via a ride share service will be just south of the Engineering Center along Regent Drive, in Lot 434.  The best address to provide your driver is 1111 Engineering Drive, Boulder CO 80309.  We recommend you plan to arrive to the drop-off area well before the ceremony begins at approximately 8:30 a.m.  

View the Spring Commencement Parking map for additional details.

Additional information on campus parking is available online or by calling 303-735-PARK (7275).

The PDF maps on this page are not fully accessible for users who employ screen readers and other assistive devices. If you use assistive technology and need access to one of the documents, please contact Parking Services at (303) 735-PARK (7275).