Parking Guidelines

Parking Registration for Students is Closed

With more than 40,000 people expected on our New Brunswick-area campuses on Sunday, May 15, 2016, we know that parking will be challenging. Parking on campus will be limited, so you must display a Commencement parking hangtag to gain access to our lots on May 15. 

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 15.

Parking Registration Periods

  • Now–April 22, 3 p.m.: Student registration for parking hangtags is closed. Graduating students must register for one free parking hangtag for themselves and their guests.
  • Now–May 2, 10 a.m.: Special-needs parking hangtags are all reserved and registration is closed. Please consider our indoor and off-site viewing options. If you or your guests require accommodations due to a disability, health issues, or mobility challenges, and find it difficult to walk long distances, please see our Accessibility Information page.
  • Faculty and Staff Parking, Now–April 22, 3 p.m.: Faculty and staff registration for Commencement parking hangtags is closed. Learn more about the instructions for faculty and staff. Parking permits issued by Rutgers Department of Transportation Services will not be valid on May 15. Faculty and staff participating in events on May 15 must have a special Commencement parking hangtag. A Commencement parking hangtag does not guarantee access to the event.

Student registration for Commencement parking hangtags is now closed.

Please look for your hangtag, instructions, and maps to arrive by mail. Please continue to check this site as more details become available.

  • Special-needs parking hangtags are all reserved and registration is closed. Please consider our indoor and off-site viewing accommodations to enjoy Rutgers Commencement.
  • If you are attending events on days other than May 15, 2016, you do not need a Commencement parking hangtag for those days.

Plan Ahead​

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

  • As traffic volume will be heavy, please allow additional travel time. We recommend that you carpool or consider taking public transportation to campus.
  • Taking a taxi or car service? The College Avenue Student Center, located at 126 College Avenue in New Brunswick, is the designated drop-off location for those taking a taxi or car service, such as Uber. A complimentary shuttle is available to the stadium. 
  • 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.html. Selfie sticks are permitted in exception to the standard policy. Strollers, walkers, wheelchairs, and scooters are permitted in the stadium. Umbrellas and balloons are not permitted.
  • Special-needs parking hangtags are all reserved and registration is closed. Please consider our indoor and off-site viewing accommodations to enjoy Commencement.
  • For questions related to special needs, contact 848-932-2469.

Use Our Commencement Shuttle Service

  • Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided on Sunday, May 15, every 3–5 minutes from 8 a.m. until the evening, between stops on College Avenue Campus White Zone and Livingston Campus Orange Zone and High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch Campus. Shuttle buses are ADA-compliant.