Parking Guidelines

Register to Park 

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. Additional hangtags are available for $5 per pass, and anyone can purchase these. Online parking registration ends Friday, May 9, at 5 p.m. 

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.
  • 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 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 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 up to two free 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 you are attending events on days other than May 18, you do not need a commencement parking hangtag for those days.
  • If needed, students and/or their guests may purchase additional parking hangtags, beginning Monday, April 21, for $5 in available zones of your choice. 
  • Your parking location choice will be final. You may not change your selection or contact information later.
  • The hangtags will be mailed at the end of April to the address you specify.

Need Additional Hangtags?
Purchase Commencement hangtags

Special Needs parking registration button
  • 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 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 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.