Parking Guidelines

Online Parking Registration Opens March 19 for Students

Please return here to register for parking online

With more than 50,000 people expected on our campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick for Rutgers University Commencement on Sunday, May 13, 2018, parking on campus will be limited. Therefore, graduating students must register to receive up to two free parking hangtags for themselves and their families or guests. Students are encouraged to register for hangtags early. Please see the parking registration schedule below.

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 13.

Parking Registration Periods


Parking Hangtag Registration Periods Description
Begins in February Special-Needs Parking Hangtag Registration: If you or your guests require accommodations due to a disability, health issue, or mobility challenge, and find it difficult to walk long distances, please consider registering early for special-needs parking. See our Accessibility Information page for details.

March 19, 10 a.m.–
April 16, 10 a.m.

Student Registration for Free Parking Hangtags for Themselves and Their Guests: Beginning March 19, graduating students can register for up to two free parking hangtags for themselves and their guests. Students are encouraged to register early. Parking is assigned by parking zones on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking hangtags will be mailed by early May to the address provided during hangtag registration.

April 16, 10 a.m.–
April 30, 10 a.m.

Paid Parking Registration: If parking hangtags are still available, attendees may purchase hangtags online in advance for $5 per hangtag.

Complimentary Commencement Campus Shuttle

Complimentary shuttle bus service will run frequently throughout the day from the parking lots on the Livingston and College Avenue campuses. There is no shuttle service from Busch Campus parking lots to the stadium, which is also on the Busch Campus.