Visitors are advised that on-campus parking is very limited in areas near the Commencement sites. Parking is available in the outlying areas of campus, namely the Marist and O’Boyle Hall parking lots, the DuFour Athletic Center parking lot, the University Parking Garage (accessible off of John McCormack Road), and street parking along both Harewood and John McCormack Roads. Parking is also available in the parking lot for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Harewood Road.
A map of available parking options can be found here. Please download the file to Print the map.
Guests may choose to travel to Commencement activities and events via Metrorail to the Brookland/CUA stop on the Red Line. Parking at every Metro station is readily available most weekends. The two stations nearest to the Brookland/CUA stop are Fort Totten and Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood. For more information about Metro parking, please click here.
Additionally, Uber and Lyft are excellent options. The address for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is 400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017. This address will get visitors to the closest drop-off point to the main commencement ceremony.