Designated Parking for Law Commencement
All graduates and guests attending the Law School’s Commencement activities should park in the S-4 parking garage adjacent to the Law School. All activities are within walking distance on campus. Continuous shuttle bus service will be available to transport guests from Shuttle Pick-up area next to the S-4 garage to/from the Mass, Commencement Ceremony and the reception. Please refer to the parking and shuttle map for further details. Please note that all Law School graduates and guests’ vehicles must be out of the garage by 2:30 pm to allow for families and guests arriving for the University’s Commencement ceremony at 4pm.
Commencement Weekend Parking - Passes
Parking passes are NOT required for the Law School ceremony on Friday morning but are necessary for all other on campus parking throughout Commencement weekend. On campus parking will be limited. After the Law School ceremony every vehicle must have a Commencement parking pass to enter campus on Friday afternoon and Saturday.
Special Needs Parking
Any Law School graduate whose guests require special needs/accessible parking may access the reserved parking behind the University Stadium (Lot A-2). Eligible persons include those with a state-issued handicapped license plate or handicapped placard. Please enter through the Galberry Hall entrance off of Lancaster Ave. (see map).
Drop Off Areas
For those guests that may need some extra assistance, each ceremony has a designated drop off area that may be utilized. The driver may drop guests off at these areas and then process to their designated parking lot. (see map)
Public Transportation - SEPTA
We recommend public transportation as a convenient way to travel to campus during Commencement weekend. Guests should consider using the R5 Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail service to Villanova station or the R100 High Speed Trolley service to the Stadium or Villanova stops. Visit the SEPTA website to map your trip.
The University has partnered with UBER to offer a discount code for Villanova University's Commencement Weekend (discount code available in May). The designated UBER drop off and pick up location on Friday is the Jake Nevin parking lot (Lot A-1).
Please note that other area colleges will be holding graduation ceremonies during this same time period. Traffic conditions will be congested. Plan to arrive early.