Parking Guidelines

Parking Registration Is Open 

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, so graduating students must register to receive up to two free parking hangtags for themselves and their families or guests. If needed, additional hangtags may be purchased by students and/or their guests beginning Monday, April 21. 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.

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.
  • As traffic volume will be heavy, we recommend that you carpool or consider taking public transportation to campus.
  • To speed entry into the stadium, leave large purses or bags at home. Cameras (without a bag), umbrellas, binoculars, and seat cushions may be carried in on their own or in a clear plastic bag.
  • 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. For questions related to special needs, contact 848-932-2469. Register for special needs parking and find accessibility information below

Selecting a Parking Zone

  • To park in these zones on Sunday, May 18, graduating students must register to receive 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 in the blue, white, green, and orange parking zones every 3–5 minutes, starting at 8 a.m. and running into the evening.

Get Your Parking Hangtags Online

Required Student 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 18, 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 21, for $5 in available zones of your choice.
  • If you are attending events on days other than May 18, 2014, you do not need a commencement parking hangtag for those days.
  • During the parking registration period, 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 at the end of April to the address you specify.
  • Special needs parking is available, and in addition to government-issued handicapped parking placards, special Rutgers hangtags are required and are available by registering online. For questions about obtaining a special needs hangtags, call 848-932-2469.

Use Our Commencement Shuttle Service

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