Information for Families & Guests
Please note that traffic on I-93 northbound and southbound is heavy on Commencement morning. We encourage graduates and parents to schedule enough time for arrival to avoid traffic complications the morning of this special day.
Parking for Commencement will be available in the lots located at the Ice Arena on Holderness Road/RT-175a. You may also park in any of the lots on the main campus and walk to the ceremony. All parking on Campus is free. Parking on any public street is regulated by the Town of Plymouth and may be restricted or require fees to park.
Students are asked to move their vehicles to the main campus on Friday to make room for our guests. Parking will be available in most staff or student lots. (Do not park in a handicap space without the proper placard.)
Handicapped parking will be available for vehicles with a state issued handicapped plate or placard in the lot near the PE Center on Field House Road or in the lot next to the Facilities Building on Holderness Road/Rt-175a. Click here for a handicapped parking map. Some transportation may be provided for those with walking difficulties.
Police will direct traffic after the ceremony. Holderness Road/Rt-175a will be closed to all westbound vehicular traffic except emergency and maintenance vehicles. All traffic leaving the Ice Arena and PE Center parking lots will be required to return to the main campus in Plymouth by using I-93 north and exiting at exit 26.
No animals, except for service animals, are allowed in the building.
In addition, an alternate viewing site will be available for guests at the Human Performance Center, second floor Lounge, in the PE Center. Doors open at 8 a.m. with limited seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Audience members taking photographs during the ceremony must do so from a specially marked area. We ask that guests please do not stand in or block the aisles during the ceremony. Only authorized University photographers will be allowed in front of the stage or in the aisles during the Procession, Commencement ceremony or Recession.