Commencement draws many people to the UNT campus to celebrate with graduates. Because so many people will be converging on campus at the same time there will be more congestion and traffic on campus than usual all day Friday, Dec. 16, Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18.
Travel and Parking Tips
- Expect delays: Plan ahead and allow yourself ample time to get to your destination and walk from your vehicle to your ceremony.
- Carpool as much as possible: Bring the fewest vehicles necessary to get your guests to and from campus.
- Don’t rely on GPS: Exit North Texas Boulevard to access campus and follow the signs and officers’ directions.
- Street closures: North Texas Boulevard between Highland Street and the Gateway Center will be under construction and may be intermittently closed to vehicles during commencement events for pedestrians' safety. Maple Street can be used to access special needs parking and is a special-needs drop off area. Additional roads may be closed intermittently to alleviate heavy traffic flow around the Coliseum.
Guests who do not need special needs drop off/parking should not use Maple Street for access to the Coliseum. Please consider alternate routes to access the parking areas designated on the commencement map (click on map to see a larger version).