Parking and Shuttle Service


General parking is available in Lot A, West Edge and Mast Road lots. Small lots are also open. Lots D, H, and Z are closed. View campus maps.

There are no fees and no passes are required for general parking in any of the open lots.

Vehicles are not permitted to stop in front of Memorial Field to drop off guests.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will be available between West Edge Lot and Lot H beginning at 7 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. Shuttle service will not be provided between any other lots.

All shuttles will drop guests in Lot H, adjacent to Memorial Field, with access to the Whittemore Center Arena. Shuttles run reverse routes from Lot H after the ceremony.

Guests with disabilities should park in West Edge Lot where all shuttles will be handicapped accessible. To reach the West Edge Lot, exit Route 4 at 155A and follow signs to the West Edge Lot. Vehicles are not permitted to stop in front of Memorial Field to drop off guests. We urge all with accessibility issues to arrive early. Volunteers will be available to provide assistance.

There are no fees and no passes required for any shuttles.

Complimentary shuttle transportation is available to and from Durham, from the following Dover, NH hotels: Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and Comfort Inn & Suites. These are hotel shuttles. Please contact the hotels directly for more information.

Please Note

On Commencement day, the traffic in and around Durham is extremely heavy. Please plan to arrive in Durham no later than 8 a.m. to ensure that you are at Memorial Field or the Whittemore Center for the beginning of the procession at 9:40 a.m.

The ceremony is anticipate to conclude no later than 12:30 p.m. We encourage guests making reservations to make them for no earlier than 2 p.m.

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