Parking Guidelines

Parking Registration Is Open

With more than 40,000 people expected on our New Brunswick Campus on Sunday, May 17, 2015, we know that parking will be challenging. Parking on campus will be limited, so graduating students must register to receive up to two free parking hangtags for themselves and their families or guests. The registration period for free parking hangtags ends on April 19, 2015, at midnight. If needed, additional hangtags may be purchased by students and/or their guests for $5 beginning Monday, April 20.

Note that parking permits issued by Rutgers Department of Transportation Services for use during the year will not be valid for parking on campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick on Sunday, May 17. 

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

Plan Ahead

  • As traffic volume will be heavy, we recommend that you carpool or consider taking public transportation to campus.
  • There will be a security check when entering the stadium: Bags or purses larger than 4 ½ by 6 ½ inches will not be permitted in the stadium. Cameras and binoculars (without a bag), umbrellas, and seat cushions may be carried in on their own or in a clear plastic bag. Strollers, walkers, and wheelchairs are permitted into the stadium.
  • Special-needs parking is available, but a special Rutgers parking hangtag is required and must be secured well in advance of the event by registering online. Register for special-needs parking and find accessibility information below
  • For questions related to special needs, contact 848-932-2469.

Selecting a Parking Area

  • During registration, the online system will automatically assign you to a parking location for May 17, based on the best possible parking location for your events and available parking spaces. You can opt to choose another parking area, if available.
  • Plan to park in the lots located on the campus where your last event of the day will be
  • We have three campus parking areas available:
  • To park in these campus parking areas on Sunday, May 17, graduating students must register to receive free parking hangtags for themselves and their guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Rutgers campus buses will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from parking lots on Busch Campus, College Avenue Campus, and Livingston Campus every 3–5 minutes, starting at 8 a.m. and running into the evening.

Get Your Parking Hangtags Online

Required Commencement Parking Registration Is Open  

Graduating Students (NetID Login Required):
Register here for Commencement hangtags

Special Needs parking registration button
  • To park on campus on May 17, graduating students must register to receive up to two free hangtags for themselves and their guests.
  • If parking spaces are still available after the mandatory student registration period ends, students and/or their guests may purchase parking hangtags beginning Monday, April 20, for available parking areas of their choice for $5.
  • If you are attending events on days other than May 17, 2015, you do not need a commencement parking hangtag for those days.
  • During the initial parking registration period for free hangtags, the system will only be available to students, who must log in with a NetID.
  • Your choice will be final. You may not change your selection or contact information later.
  • The hangtags will be mailed beginning in late April to the address you specify.
  • Special needs parking is available. In addition to government-issued handicapped parking placards, special Rutgers hangtags are required and are available by registering online.

Use Our Commencement Shuttle Service

  • Rutgers campus buses will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from parking lots on Busch Campus, College Avenue Campus, and Livingston Campus every 3–5 minutes, starting at 8 a.m. and running into the evening.

 Guests with Disabilities/Special Needs

  • Rutgers campus buses will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from parking lots on Busch Campus, College Avenue Campus, and Livingston Campus every 3–5 minutes, starting at 8 a.m. and running into the evening.
  • Special-needs parking is available. In addition to government-issued handicapped parking placards, special Rutgers hangtags are required and must be secured well in advance by registering online.
Special-needs parking online registration Special Needs parking registration button
  • For questions related to special needs, contact 848-932-2469.
  • University Commencement is being held in a stadium. There will not be any curbside drop-off 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. Walkers and wheelchairs are permitted in the stadium.
  • Special-Needs Seating Ticket Information: Limited handicapped seating is available at the stadium. You may use any gate to enter the stadium. Upon arrival in the stadium, individuals with special needs and one companion will be provided with tickets to sit in the special-needs seating section on a first-come, first-served basis. You will proceed to the next available special-needs seat on the street-level row, or one row down from this. Family members may sit in rows adjacent to, but not in, the special-needs area.
  • Depending on your arrival time at the stadium, you may have a distance to travel within the stadium itself to the next available special-needs seat, and we want you to be aware of this prior to your arrival. We recommend you bring a walker or wheelchair if walking a distance is a challenge.
  • Please see event staff and volunteers at the stadium for more information.
  • For school convocations, check with your individual school for special needs parking and seating arrangements.