University of Wisconsin–Madison

Maps, Parking, Shuttle

Parking

Commencement parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is a limited amount of parking close to Camp Randall and the Kohl Center. As you make your commencement plans, please allow ample time to locate parking for your vehicle and get to your destination. For Saturday’s ceremony, we encourage you to park in campus parking lots and use the shuttle bus service that we have made available for this day.

Parking restrictions

The immediate lots near Camp Randall, Lots 18 and 19, will not be available for parking. Towing in these lots will be enforced from 4:30 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Saturday. Additionally, Breese Terrace and Monroe Street will restrict parking on both sides of the street from 7 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Breese Terrace will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Monroe Street will be closed immediately after Commencement for up to 1 hour.

Please note that no storage is available at Camp Randall for wheelchairs, walkers, motorized carts, or any other type of mobility device, including strollers.

Complimentary Bus Options

The campus Route 80 bus is always free, and loops through campus. View more information about the Route 80 campus bus.

On Saturday, May 13, a complimentary shuttle bus service will be available to transport participants and guests around campus, operating approximately every 10 minutes, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The wheelchair-accessible shuttle will run on two loops, encompassing the west campus and downtown areas. Download a Map (PDF) of the shuttle route, pick-up locations, and highlighted campus lots and landmarks.

Shuttle stops will be designated by signs. You may wish to take the shuttle from your parking lot to Camp Randall, or to an event that your school or department is hosting on Saturday. Some hotels are also providing shuttle service to Camp Randall for commencement weekend. Please contact your hotel directly to see if they will provide this service.

Accessible Parking for Kohl Center

Accessible parking at the Kohl Center is limited. Please note that disabled plates and cards are required to secure space in lots reserved for accessible commencement parking.

Accessible Drop-off Locations & Mobility assistance

The drop-off location for the Kohl Center is on Dayton Street directly in front of the building at Gate A. There will be golf carts services assisting people from drop-off locations and nearby lots to the entrances. Anyone in need of wheelchair services can Guest Services at (608) 263-5645 on the day of the ceremony.

Find more information about accessible accommodations on the Accessibility webpage.

Accessible Parking for Camp Randall Stadium

All parking lots are free on campus during commencement weekend, and wheelchair accessible shuttle buses will be available on the free shuttle routes. Guests with limited mobility should also review the information regarding accessible drop-offs and mobility assistance on this page.

Accessible parking is limited, and permits are available on a first come, first served basis for those with a parking placard or license plate for people with disabilities issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  Please see the Accessibility page for information about requesting a parking permit. 

Accessible Drop-off Locations & Mobility assistance

If you or someone in your group has limited mobility, please use the designated drop-off areas:

Corner of Regent Street and Breese Terrace
University Avenue and Breese Terrace
Monroe Street near Gate 1

Golf cart shuttle stops are present at all of these locations, with shuttles running on an as needed basis from drop off areas to the stadium. Due to the magnitude of the event, please be patient with shuttle service, as delays may be experienced. To assure the best service, please plan on arriving to the event early for shuttle service to avoid delays. Note that golf cart shuttle rides are not able to be scheduled due to the high demands of shuttle service, however shuttles will be constantly running to best provide for guests. Golf cart shuttles are only able to run within the limits of the immediate Camp Randall area. If additional accommodations are needed to get to seats once inside the stadium, please see below under Guest Services.

Guest Services

Guest Services staff, wearing bright yellow vests, will be available at gates and accessible drop-off points to assist in transporting guests to seating areas within the stadium. Golf carts and wheelchairs will be available on-site for assistance. Wheelchair escorts are available inside the stadium throughout the event. Guest Service staff will have wheelchairs with them, but the wheelchairs will stay with the staff as they need them to assist other people. The staff will be very busy commencement day, so please be patient as you may have to wait to be assisted. Please refer to our Accessibility Drop-Offs and Mobility section for further information.

No storage is available at Camp Randall for wheelchairs, walkers, motorized carts, or any other type of mobility device, including strollers. Please plan ahead as these devices cannot be stored on the concourse.

Find more information about accessible accommodations on the Accessibility webpage.