Parking and Maps

Please note that other area colleges will be holding graduation ceremonies during this same time period. Traffic conditions will be congested. Guests are urged to arrive early and to car pool or use public transportation.

Public Transportation - SEPTA

We highly recommend this 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.

Graduate and Guest Parking

Parking will be available in the Main parking lots on Route 30/Lancaster Avenue. Officers may be directing traffic to alternate parking facilities as well. Parking and traffic conditions are extremely crowded for Commencement Weekend. We urge our guests to arrive early and to car pool or utilize public transportation. Refer to this map of campus for parking locations.

Graduates who will be driving to the University Commencement ceremony are asked to park in the School of Law Parking Garage. Multiple Shuttles will be providing transportation to the Pavilion. We urge you to arrive early.

Special Needs/Handicapped Parking

The Connelly Center, Driscoll Hall and the Campus Green:
Those wishing to drop off disabled or elderly guests for events in Connelly Center, Driscoll Hall or the Campus Green should enter campus through the Main Entrance on Ithan Avenue where Public Safety Officers will provide direction to the drop-off location. Drivers will then be directed to on-campus parking areas nearby. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no need to register in advance.

The Pavilion and Villanova Stadium:
Dropping off disabled or elderly guests for events in The Pavilion or Villanova Stadium may be facilitated in the Galberry Hall driveway at the east end of the Villanova Stadium on Lancaster Ave. Drivers will be directed to park at the nearest location after dropping off passengers. Cars displaying handicapped plates or hang tags are eligible to park behind the Stadium. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no need to register in advance.

Mendel Field and St. Thomas of Villanova Church:
Those wishing to drop off disabled or elderly guests for events in St. Thomas of Villanova Church or Mendel Field should enter through the Spring Mill Road entrance where Public Safety Officers will provide direction to the drop-off location. Drivers will then be directed to on-campus parking areas nearby. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no need to register in advance.

2015 Location Map Commencement Weekend

Location Map Commencement Weekend

2015 Parking and Shuttle Map Commencement Weekend

Parking and Shuttle Map Commencement Weekend

2015 Severe Weather Commencement Viewing Locations

Severe Weather Commencement Viewing Locations

University Commencement Ceremony Video

Visit this link to view an archived webcast of the 2014 University Commencement Ceremony. Having trouble playing the video stream? Please confirm that your computer/mobile device meets the viewing requirements.

In addition, the video of the University Commencement Ceremony and each College Recognition Ceremony are available for viewing on the University's YouTube channel and available for download via ITunesU.

Future Commencement Weekend Dates

Year 2015: May 15—16
Year 2016: May 13—14
Year 2017: May 19—20