Maps, Parking, Hotel, and Other Helpful Visitor Information
University Commencement Ceremony
Tickets are not required for the University Commencement Ceremony in Williams Arena in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Seating is General Admission. Parking is available in all lots surrounding the Athletics Complex. Guests with valid state-issued handicapped permits or plates requiring accessible parking should park in the GOLD lot next to Minges Coliseum. These parking spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. An arrival time of at least 45 minutes prior to the ceremony is recommended. There will be ADA Shuttles available in the GOLD parking lot that take passengers to the entrance.
School/College Recognition Events
Tickets may be needed for the unit recognition events. Have your student contact their school, college, or department for more information.
With current construction on campus, parking may be limited on the main campus. The two parking maps listed below present the parking options in an easy to follow format for the East and West ends of campus. One must only find their unit ceremony venue and then locate the highlighted “Ceremony Parking.” Not all parking options will be located directly outside the door to your particular venue, but the University has reviewed past iterations and parking trends in these areas and it will be much more efficient for guests to be directed to a location where we know there will be an available parking spot. There will be Parking Control Officers stationed at key locations on campus to direct attendees to the proper locations and to give directions to individual ceremonies.
In addition to the existing ADA spaces available on campus, Parking and Transportation has temporarily designated ADA parking areas for the larger unit ceremony venues. These areas are located within close proximity of each venue and will be controlled by a Parking Control Officer who will allow access to those who display ADA credentials.
Please reference the table below showing the lot designated for ADA parking in addition to those spaces currently designated.
|Venue||Campus Location||Lot||Spaces Available||ADA Credentials Required|
|Minges Coliseum||Athletics Complex||AC-11 – Located in front of the Murphy Center between Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and Minges Coliseum||100||Yes|
|Hendrix Theatre||West Campus||WC-08 – Located behind Mendenhall off Cotanche St. at end of Library Drive||32||Yes|
|Wright Auditorium||East Campus||EC-05 & EC-06 – Located in front of Wright Auditorium on Wright Circle & Beckwith Drive||25||Yes|
|Brody Auditorum||Health Sciences Campus||SM-01 – Located in front of Brody Auditorium on East Campus Loop||30||Yes|
Accessible Entrance and Seating
Drivers may also drop off guests with limited mobility at an accessible entrance before finding parking around Dowdy Ficklen Stadium and Minges Coliseum. Guests and graduates who have questions should contact the Disability Support Services office at 252-737-1016 or email@example.com
252-737-1023 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chancellor’s Chief of Staff
Co-Chair University Commencement
Greenville, NC 27858
Dr. Mary Beth Corbin
Executive Director of Student Transitions
210 Mendenhall Student Center
Greenville, NC 27858