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Event Parking

Commencement Ingress Map and Parking Lots



Main access to the campus is from State Highway 78 at Twin Oaks Valley Road. Take Twin Oaks Valley Road south for approximately a half mile and you will be at campus.  Follow road signage and traffic officers to the nearest available parking.

Traffic congestion and backups are anticipated Friday and Saturday surrounding campus streets, especially along South Twin Oaks Valley Road, the 78 Freeway, Barham Drive, and Craven Road. Motorists should expect traffic delays; graduates, families, and friends are advised to plan accordingly to arrive on time.

Traffic will be heavy, please allow adequate time for travel and parking!

Alternate Routes to Campus

Driving westbound on Highway 78 from Interstate 15, Take exit 14, Woodland Parkway/Barham Dr.  And stay to the right. Take the next RIGHT (South) onto Woodland Parkway Turn RIGHT (West) onto Barham Dr.  The campus is 1 mile down on the left.

Driving eastbound on Highway 78 from Interstate 5, Take exit 12 for San Marcos Blvd.  Turn right onto San Marcos Blvd.  Make a left onto Bent Ave. Bent Ave turns into Craven Road. Follow Craven Road 1.3 miles to the campus.

Graduate and Guest Parking

Parking lots will open 1 hour prior to the start of each ceremony and parking is complimentary (no charge during commencement weekend).

Lots C, X, Y, Z, and F are closest to the event venue. The ceremony traffic will overlap so guests and graduates will be directed to park in the closest available parking lot.  Event signage will direct guests to the Event Site (Mangrum Track and Field).

Guests who enter the Campus via Campus Way are encouraged to head down Campus View Drive towards Lots C or F. Parking Structure 1 is for vendors, volunteers, staff, and faculty. There is NO pedestrian path from Parking Structure 1 to the Mangrum Track.

ADA Accessible Parking

ADA parking is available for guests with disabled placards and plates in Lot B. ADA parking will open 1 hour prior to the start of each ceremony and parking is complimentary (parking is on a first come first serve basis).

Enter Lot C to access Lot B.

Please ensure disabled placards are clearly visible. No Shuttle service will be available. Lot B is directly across the street from the Mangrum Track entrance.

Avoid the Traffic and Take the Sprinter!

It is about a 15-minute walk from the Sprinter station to the ceremony site (shuttle transportation is not available).


Designated Drop-Off and Pick-up location will be at Lot Z ONLY.

From Twin Oaks Valley Road, enter Lots XYZ at Campus Marketplace, turn LEFT at Lot Z when directed by traffic officer to do so.


Venue gates will open 1 hour before the ceremony start time.  The venue must be cleared after each ceremony for a security sweep before graduates or guests will be permitted to enter for each ceremony.