Parking Guidelines

With more than 40,000 people expected on our New Brunswick Campus on Sunday, May 18, 2014, we know that parking will be challenging. Parking on campus will be limited and you must display a special Commencement hangtag to gain access to our lots. Note that parking permits issued by Rutgers Department of Transportation Services for use during the year will not be valid for parking on May 18. 

Registration for Commencement hangtags is now closed.

If you have not secured your Commencement parking hangtag, you have three options:

  1. Anyone can park in the paid public lots in downtown New Brunswick, then take the Commencement shuttle from one of our stops. See the College Avenue map [PDF] for parking and shuttle locations.
  2. Park on the Livingston Campus and pay $5.
  3. Students who have not already registerd for hangtags and show Rutgers IDs may pick up to two free Livingston Campus hangtags in the event planning office in Room 100, Van Nest Hall, 19 College Avenue in New Brunswick. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To help make this a great day for everyone, please follow these plans.

Plan Ahead

  • Look at our Ceremony Section and Maps and Directions pages to identify when and where all of your events will take place, as well as parking and shuttle locations.
  • There will be a security check when entering the stadium: Bags or purses larger than 4½ by 6½ inches will not be permitted in the stadium. You may carry items in a clear plastic bag up to one gallon in size. Cameras and binoculars (without their bags) and seat cushions may be carried in on their own. More details are available online at: scarletknights.com/tickets/bagpolicy.asp. Please note that for Commencement, umbrellas will be permitted in the stadium.
  • Special needs parking is now filled to capacity, but you may view a live broadcast of the ceremony at each New Brunswick campus student center. You may also view a live stream from this website. Check back later for the streaming link.

Use Our Commencement Shuttle Service

  • Rutgers campus buses will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from white, green, and orange campus parking zones every 3–5 minutes, starting at 8 a.m. and running into the evening.

Accessibility

  • Rutgers campus buses will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from white, green, and orange parking zones every 3–5 minutes, starting at 8 a.m. and running into the evening.
  • Special needs parking is filled to capacity, but you may view a live broadcast of the ceremony at each New Brunswick campus student center. You may also view a live stream from this website. Check back later for the streaming link.
  • For questions related to special needs, contact 848-932-2469.
  • University Commencement is being held in a stadium. There will not be any curbside dropoff available, so moderate walking will be involved to get to the stadium and to seating.
  • If you require a wheelchair for mobility, you must bring your own chair.
  • Special Needs Seating Ticket Information: Upon arrival at the stadium, limited handicapped seating is available. Individuals will be provided with tickets to sit in this section on a first-come, first-served basis. Family members may sit in rows adjacent to, but not in, the special needs area.
  • For convocations and other school or departmental ceremonies, check with your individual school for special needs parking and seating arrangements.