Don't forget: Commencement parking and traffic reminders

May 9, 2017

Dear UNT community,

Commencement is just a few days away and UNT will be celebrating the Class of 2017 with ceremonies and the inaugural graduation block party! Spring commencement ceremonies will be held May 11-13.

As you know, many people are expected to be on campus to celebrate with graduates. Please allow extra time for parking and traffic during commencement and the graduation block party. Carpooling for graduates and their families is strongly encouraged to minimize parking and traffic delays.

View the commencement parking and transportation map.

View additional parking and transportation information.

The usual UNT shuttle routes will not be provided May 12-13.

Designated Commencement Parking May 11-13

  • For the Honors College Medallion Ceremony May 11, graduates and guests will be allowed to park in the Fouts Field lots for free and without parking permits after 5 p.m. All other campus parking lots will operate as usual that evening. 
  • Parking May 12-13 for graduates and their guests is reserved at Fouts Field.
  • Parking May 12-13 for faculty participating in commencement events is reserved at Lot 26 near the College of Music practice rooms. 
  • ADA parking is reserved in Lot 27 next to the UNT Coliseum.
  • UNT shuttles will be available 4:30-10:30 p.m. May 12 from parking lots 14, 15, 17, 19 and 20 along North Texas Boulevard providing transportation to the Grad Block Party on Highland Street.

Faculty and Staff Parking May 12

  • Lot 24 between Crumley Hall and the Business Leadership Building will close at 6 p.m. May 10 and remain closed through May 13.
  • Faculty and staff who are working May 12 may park in the Highland Street Garage for free from 6 a.m. May 12 to 11:59 p.m. May 14 or in the Union Garage from 6 a.m. to noon May 12. All vehicles must be moved from the Union Garage by noon on May 12.
  • The garages will begin charging again May 15. All vehicles should be removed before then to avoid incurring charges.

Traffic Alerts during Commencement

  • Fort Worth Drive/Highway 377: Because of I-35E construction and commencement-designated parking and traffic flows, graduates and guests are encouraged to exit Fort Worth Drive (Highway 377) to reach their designated parking lots and avoid street closures.
  • North Texas Boulevard bridge: The bridge is expected to have all lanes open, however work continues on the ramps and frontage roads.

35Express Project: The Texas Department of Transportation’s 35Express construction project for I-35E may cause traffic delays. To find the most up-to-date information, visit and sign up for traffic text alerts and project email updates. You also can follow the project on Twitter at @35Express.