Fall Commencement Parking and Traffic Impacts
Expect congestion around grad event spaces 12/9-11
- Graduation events happening Thursday, December 9 - Saturday December, 11, 2021
- Impacted parking areas include Pavilion Parking Structure, Lot 25 and Lot 41
- 113/Hutchison Interchange under construction, adding congestion - Use 113/Russell Exit
Congratulations to our Fall 2021 graduates and those participating in make-up ceremonies. With these campus celebrations come vehicles--roughly 2500 of them per ceremony! Whether you're attending a graduation ceremony or not, we want to let you know what to expect and where you'll likely encounter congested parking lots.
Parking will be enforced during the graduation ceremonies, though guests of Commencement are allowed complimentary parking.
Events at University Credit Union Center, parking impact times
- Thursday, December 9, 2021, 1-6:30 pm
2020 Graduate Students (make-up)
- Friday, December 10, 2021, 8 am-6:30 pm
2020 Undergraduate (make-up, 2 ceremonies)
- Saturday, December 11, 2021, 8 am-1:30 pm
Fall 2021 Undergraduate
- PARKING: If you are attending a Commencement ceremony, please park in the Pavilion Structure.
- CONSTRUCTION: Anyone that inputs University Credit Union Center (formerly The Pavilion) into Google/Apple Maps may be directed to the 113/Hutchison exit. If your family and guests are coming to see you graduate, please warn them of the ongoing construction project at this interchange.
- Our advice: Take the 113/Russell Blvd exit, roughly 1 mile North of construction.
- ALT TRANSPORTATION, GOING CAR-FREE: We encourage those who can to consider using alternative transportation to reduce potential traffic delays and congestion issues. Additionally, you may suggest family and friends live stream your ceremony. >> See streaming links on the UC Davis Commencement site.
- IMPACTED PARKING: Below are lots that are likely to fill up because of Commencement parking. If you plan to drive to campus while an event is going on, please consider an alternate, nearby lot.
- ALT TRANSPORTATION, GOING CAR-FREE: We encourage those who can to consider using alternative transportation to reduce potential traffic delays and congestion issues if they are planning on coming to campus while an event is going on.