Parking Guidelines

With more than 40,000 people expected on our campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick for Rutgers University Commencement on Sunday, May 15, 2016, we know that parking will be challenging. Parking on campus will be limited, so everyone must register to obtain a Commencement hangtag to park on campus. Note that parking permits issued by Rutgers Department of Transportation Services for use during the year will not be valid for parking on that day.

On Sunday, May 15, Rutgers campus buses will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from campus parking locations and the High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway every 3–5 minutes, starting at 8 a.m. and running into the evening.

Online Parking Hangtag Registration

Online registration for free Commencement parking hangtags will begin on Monday, March 21, 2016, at 10 a.m., and will end on Monday, April 18, 2016, at 5 p.m. 

During this period,  students are required to register online (NetID required) for up to two free parking hangtags for themselves and their guests. Parking locations are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Following this free registration period, parking hangtags may be purchased by students and/or their guests online for $5 each. Please check back here in the spring to register for parking hangtags. 

Guests with Disabilities/Special Needs

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. Online registration for special needs parking will be available here on this website in January. Please check back.