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Parking and Arrival Information

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Those participating in the Baccalaureate Mass or Commencement ceremonies held in the UIW’s McDermott Convocation Center may park on campus without charge. You and your guests may park in any of the available parking locations on campus except for those designated as handicap parking spaces. Refer to the map for identified handicap parking zones.

The handicap parking spaces are restricted to those students and their guests who have a state-issued handicap parking permit. Refer to the map in the back of this handbook to locate the general assignment parking lots as well as the handicap accessible parking areas.


A Freeman Coliseum parking pass is required to park on their grounds. There is a $10.00 parking fee for your guests to park on the grounds of the Freeman Coliseum to attend the Commencement ceremony. A Commencement ticket is required for admission to the ceremony.

Students may park in a separate reserved parking area at no charge. A special parking pass will be needed to park in this area and will be distributed to students at the Graduation Finale. Students using this parking pass must enter through the West Gate.

See the Baccalaureate Mass and Processional information contained in this handbook for additional information for those specific events.

Directions for Arrival for the Processional:

Freeman Coliseum Instructions--Students participating in the ceremonies held at the Freeman Coliseum should arrive at the Coliseum by 4:00 p.m., May 13, 2017. Students will enter the reserved parking area at the West Gate and park in parking lot 9. Guests may enter through alternative gates and park in lots 1 through 8. Students will need to report to the Exhibit Hall to be placed in the Processional line-up.  The Exhibit Hall is located to the left of the Frontier Hall, which is located behind the Coliseum. Ushers will be available to assist you.