Commencement Parking


To make the process of parking on campus the day of Commencement as delay-free as possible, following are important guidelines for you and your guests:

Arrive Early!
The heaviest volume of traffic arrives in the half hour prior to the start of Commencement. Please instruct your guests to arrive before 9 a.m.

  • Vehicles traveling northbound on I-95 should use the Round Hill Road Exit #22 and enter campus through the northwest (Jogues Hall) gate.
  • Vehicles traveling southbound on I-95 should use the North Benson Road Exit #22 and enter campus through the south (Barlow Road) gate.
  • Vehicles traveling from either direction on the Merritt Parkway should take Exit #44 and enter campus through the main or Prep (North Benson Road) entrance.

Follow Officers' Directions
To direct the flow of traffic, certain roads on campus will be closed before the ceremony. University Public Safety and Fairfield Police officers will be directing all vehicles to parking areas. Your patience and cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Important: Roadways must remain accessible for emergency vehicles. Vehicles found parked in fire lanes, or blocking any campus gates or roadways, will be subject to being towed at the owner's expense.

Shuttle Buses Available
Shuttle buses will be available for rides from all parking areas to a drop-off near the Commencement location. Shuttles will also provide rides back to the lots after the ceremony.

Inclement Weather Plans
Come prepared for inclement weather as every attempt will be made to hold the ceremony outdoors. In the event of severe weather, Commencement will be held at Alumni Hall. Information concerning a change will be posted on the website on Sunday morning, May 17.

The Department of Public Safety congratulates you on your accomplishment. We will do everything possible to make Commencement weekend a wonderful and memorable occasion.