Transportation Planning for Commencement

Need mobility assistance?

Our complimentary Mobility Assistance Shuttle service will be provided between the Pavilion Parking Structure and the Southeast entrance at the venue preceding and following each ceremony.  Those who wish to utilize this service should park in the Pavilion Parking Structure, and proceed to the shuttle stop located just outside the structure’s west entrance, on the North Dairy Road bike path.

December 16, 2023

It’s an important day for our graduating Aggies and we want to help you and your guests plan your visit. See our transportation guide (with map) below. With a little forethought, our hope is that everyone headed to UC Davis to celebrate the Class of 2023 will know right where go! 

Parking Information

Parking is complimentary with registration for all graduates and commencement guests in designated lots (as seen on the map below). When you register for complimentary parking at UC Davis, your license plate becomes your permit for the duration of the event(s) you select. After completing registration, you will receive an email confirmation with your event details, and you don’t have to worry about printing or displaying anything on your vehicle! For instructions on how to register for complimentary parking watch this video or follow the instructions below.

Graduates and guests with a DMV-issued disabled persons parking placard or license plate will be able to park on a first-come, first-park basis in disabled spaces in Parking Lot 25 and the Pavilion Parking Structure, as well as A, C, and C+ zones. And for those who need assistance, we have Mobility Assistance Shuttles available to assist.

 
  • How to Register for Complimentary Parking
  • Step 1: Navigate to parking.ucdavis.edu 

    Step 2: Click on Special Event Parking 

    Step 3: Select Commencement Ceremonies under Event Type 

    Step 4: Select the ceremony you will be attending  

    Step 5: Enter the coupon code provided by Ceremonies & Events (Fall Commencement 2023: GRAD2023

    Step 6: Select Commencement Parking Permit ($0.00) under Permit Type 

    Step 7: Select the date of the event 

    Step 8: Add your vehicle information 

    Step 9: Review the Permission to Park Agreement and select I agree at the bottom  

    Step 10: Enter your email address and checkout for the $0 amount 

    Fall 2022 Commencement Map

    Your location → University Credit Union Center

    PAVILION PARKING STRUCTURE - 0.2 miles, 4-minute walk

     Google Map   

    PARKING LOT 25 - 0.2 miles, 4-minute walk

       Google Map  

    • Share the ride! If you do drive to campus, plan to carpool and fill those empty seats! Roads and campus parking will be highly impacted during Commencement. Reducing the number of vehicles on the roadways will help everyone.
    • Have a Sustainable Commencement and opt for public transportation. See more below!

    See more on Sustainable Commencement