Commencement Traffic & Parking Information
Incoming commencement traffic
Fouts Field (Lot #20) and other close lots (#26 & #27) will be the main parking area for commencements. The majority of the traffic will be coming through the North Texas Blvd (NTB) exit. These lots will get full and there will be a large amount of traffic congestion at the NTB exit of I-35 and the intersections close to the lot and the Coliseum. When congestion from vehicular and pedestrian traffic becomes excessive, NTB will be closed from Eagle to Highland. We encourage everyone to take the alternative routes both into and out of campus listed below utilizing parking in the remote lots on the map to lessen waiting times and traffic congestion.
Alternatives to avoid traffic congestion @ North Texas Blvd
I-35E (from Lewisville, Carrollton, Dallas)
I-35W (from Ft. Worth)
I-35 (from Sanger, Gainesville, Oklahoma)
Hwy 380 (from McKinney, Allen, Frisco)
Hwy 380 (from Decatur, Ponder, Justin)
Exiting commencement traffic
When your commencement ceremony is over and you are ready to leave campus, we encourage you to travel east using W Hickory St., Highland St., or Eagle Dr. All of these streets intersect Carroll Blvd., which runs south (take a right) back to I-35 and north (take a left) back to Hwy 380 (University Dr.). Exiting campus in this direction, as indicated on the map, will avoid congestion at and on North Texas Blvd.
Another alternative for those who want to go south on I-35E towards Lewisville is to travel east on Eagle Dr. and take a right on Dallas Dr. which becomes I-35E south.
Handicapped & special needs parking information
A handicapped & special needs drop off area (indicated on map) is available along the east side of the Coliseum on Ave D between Highland & Eagle Dr. Handicapped parking is available in Lot # 27 which is located between Highland St, Maple St, Avenue D, and Avenue C.