Commencement Traffic & Parking Information

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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)
    Exit Ft. Worth Dr. or McCormick, take a right heading north, turn left on Eagle Dr. and park in the UNT student resident hall parking lots along Eagle Dr. (Lots #22, #23, #31, and #32) and other student parking along Maple and Highland (Lots #24, #25, #34, #36, and #42).
  • I-35W (from Ft. Worth)
    Take Bonnie Brae exit, turn left on Bonnie Brae, turn right onto W Hickory St. Turn right onto North Texas Blvd. and utilize the remote lots along NTB (#19, 17, 15, 14), or turn right onto Ave D and utilize the remote lots along Ave D (Lots #4, #7, and #11).
  • I-35 (from Sanger, Gainesville, Oklahoma)
    Take Oak St exit, turn left under I-35 continue straight, go through first light and first stop sign. Turn right onto North Texas Blvd. and utilize the remote lots along NTB (#19, 17, 15, 14), or turn right onto Ave D and utilize the remote lots along Ave D (Lots #4, #7, and #11).
  • Hwy 380 (from McKinney, Allen, Frisco)
    Continue on 380 (University Dr.) through Denton, take a left on Bonnie Brae, left on W Hickory Turn right onto North Texas Blvd. and utilize the remote lots along NTB (#19, 17, 15, 14), or turn right onto Ave D and utilize the remote lots along Ave D (Lots #4, #7, and #11).
  • Hwy 380 (from Decatur, Ponder, Justin)
    Continue on 380 (University Dr.) as it goes underneath I-35, take a right on Bonnie Brae, left on W Hickory. Turn right onto North Texas Blvd. and utilize the remote lots along NTB (#19, 17, 14), or turn right onto Ave D and utilize the remote lots along Ave D (Lots #4, #7, and #11).

 

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.