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. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14.

Travel and parking tips Instructions for the Doctoral and Masters Ceremony
Street closures Handicapped and special needs parking
Instructions for graduates Information for UNT employees
Instructions for guests  

Travel and parking tips

  • Expect delays -- plan ahead and allow yourself ample time to get to your destination and walk or ride a shuttle 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 -- instead, exit North Texas Boulevard to access campus and follow the signs and officers’ directions.

Street closures

See the 2019 Fall Commencement Map

North Texas Boulevard between Highland Street and the Gateway Center  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.

Note: Guests that 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. 

Additional roads may be closed intermittently, to alleviate heavy traffic flow around the Coliseum.

Instructions for Graduates:

  • Please access UNT from any of the access points on the north side of campus and avoid the area around Lot 20, formerly "Fouts Field.”
  • Do not use North Texas Boulevard to enter campus.
  • Graduate parking is in lots 14, 15, 17, 19 along North Texas Boulevard to the immediate south and north of West Hall; lots 43 and 29 behind Mozart Square Hall or lot 23 along Eagle Drive behind Maple Hall.

Instructions for Guests:

  • Enter campus via the North Texas Boulevard exit on I-35E.
  • Guests can park in Lot 20, formerly "Fouts Field.”
  • When Lot 20 is full, guests can park in lots 36, 37, 39 and 40 at Highland Street and Welch Street, and lot 41 behind the Greek houses – there will be buses to take them to the Coliseum.

Parking for the Doctoral and Master's Commencement Ceremony

Parking will be in Lot 20, formerly "Fouts Field,” as well as lots 14, 15 and 17 along North Texas Boulevard and the Highland Street Parking Garage.

Handicapped and Special Needs Parking

ADA parking will be in lot 27 along Highland Street in front of the Coliseum with ADA overflow in Highland Street Garage. Follow the signs to be directed to the first available special needs parking spaces.

The drop off point for special needs is located on the east side of the Coliseum and can be reached via Maple Street. Guests cannot access the drop off location from Highland Street and must go around the block to Maple Street.

Instructions for UNT Employees

For Faculty and staff participating in commencement ceremonies

  • Do not use North Texas Boulevard to enter campus. Access UNT from any of the access points on the north side of campus.
  • Park in Lots 4 and 5

For Faculty and Staff working across campus on Friday, Dec. 13

  • Do not use North Texas Boulevard to enter campus. Access UNT from any of the access points on the north side of campus.

Be aware that there will be major congestion at North Texas Boulevard and Bonnie Brae Street near the Coliseum and Murchison Performing Arts Center throughout the day Friday and Saturday.