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.

East End of Campus Parking Locations

West End of Campus Parking Locations

ADA Parking

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.

VenueCampus LocationLotSpaces AvailableADA Credentials Required
Minges ColiseumAthletics ComplexAC-11 – Located in front of the Murphy Center between Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and Minges Coliseum100Yes
Hendrix TheatreWest CampusWC-08 – Located behind Mendenhall off Cotanche St. at end of Library Drive32Yes
Wright AuditoriumEast CampusEC-05 & EC-06 – Located in front of Wright Auditorium on Wright Circle & Beckwith Drive25Yes
Brody AuditorumHealth Sciences CampusSM-01 – Located in front of Brody Auditorium on East Campus Loop30Yes

Disability Support

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

Contact Us
252-737-1023 |

James Hopf
Chancellor’s Chief of Staff
Co-Chair University Commencement
202 Spilman
Greenville, NC  27858


Dr. Mary Beth Corbin
Executive Director of Student Transitions
210 Mendenhall Student Center
Greenville, NC 27858


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