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Parking Tips & Tricks for Commencement

Important Parking Information

  • Graduates and faculty should park in the Newton Oaks Lot (Lot16) or Memorial Hall Lot (Lot19). Blue shuttle will be running to the Convocation Center
  • Graduates should enter the Convocation Center at the middle doors on the East side, not the top, main entrance.
  • Guests parking:
    • Convocation Surface Lot (Lot52)
    • South Parking Deck (L51)
    • Owen Hall Surface Lot (Lot53)
    • Upper Library Lot (Lot48)
    • Haney Road Lot (Lot62)
    • Soccer Fields (Lot56) - Gold shuttle will be provided
    • Other non-reserved lots or spaces (This will require a longer walk than the designated areas)
  • An ADA parking permit will be required to park in any ADA designated areas
  • Alumni Drive will be closed to thru traffic. Guest must travel Morrison More Parkway.
  • PLEASE NOTE, This is a very busy weekend for our campus. Please allow ample time for parking and walking or riding to the venue.

Parking Tips and Insider Info

  • If traveling from the Cumming/Alpharetta area consider using Auraria Road. 
  • Do you have accessibility needs but don't need ADA parking? A drop off area will be provided at the front door.
  • If you don't mind walking and would like to visit the square after the ceremony without having to move your car, you can park in the Rec Center Parking Deck
  • Get walking directions from any place in town on the map
  • Get the UNG Mobile App and Opt-in to the Commencement Channel for live parking information and ceremony updates
  • Parking will NOT be allowed along Morrison Moore Parkway
  • Dahlonega is a very hilly campus. Please consider this and allow for extra walking time if needed.
commencement parking map

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