Commencement and Convocations Transportation Impacts

Commencement & Convocation Transportation Impacts


Graduation is a time to celebrate — not a time to worry about your commute to the U. Commencement and convocation attendees can save time and avoid stress by familiarizing themselves with the transportation impacts that will take place from May 4-7.

VEHICLE LANE CLOSURE

From May 4 at 5:00 a.m. to May 7 at 5:00 a.m., all westbound lanes on 500 South (from Guardsman Way to 1300 East) will be closed. There will be lane shifts on 500 South and Foothill Drive that will cause congestion and slower moving traffic. Be sure to plan your commutes to campus accordingly. 

 

PARKING FOR GRADUATES AND GUESTS

Graduates and guests may park on campus for free on during commencement and convocation ceremonies. Convocation attendees are highly encouraged to park their cars in the designated lots assigned to the venue they’re visiting to provide adequate parking for everyone. From here, guests may ride the university campus shuttle or walk to the venues. Visit uofubus.com to track shuttles live, find the nearest stop, and view estimated arrival times, or visit the Campus Map to get walking directions. 

 

Please be aware the Stadium Lot will not be available from May 4 to May 7 due to another scheduled event on campus. 

 

The maps below highlight the designated parking lots for commencement and convocation ceremony venues, and the nearest campus shuttle stops. 

Huntsman Center Commencement Parking

Huntsman Center Convocation Parking: 

Kingsbury Hall Convocation Parking

Student Union Convocation Parking

CAMPUS SHUTTLES

Attendees are welcome to ride the Campus Shuttles for free. Two shuttle routes will be in service to transport guests directly to the Huntsman Center and Kingsbury. Guests may ride the shuttle from the Eccles Broadcast Lot to the Huntsman Center, and from the Merrill Engineering Lot to Kingsbury Hall. Visit uofubus.com to track all shuttle routes live.

 

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Graduates and guests attending commencement and convocations ceremonies can easily avoid vehicle parking stresses and traffic delays by riding the UTA TRAX to campus. The Red Line stops at the Stadium Station, approximately a 10-minute walk from Kingsbury Hall, and the South Campus Station located adjacent to the Huntsman Center. Additionally, several UTA bus routes stop throughout campus. Visit rideuta.com to plan your trip.

 

BICYCLE PARKING

All attendees and faculty, staff and students may park their bicycles on campus for free. To find indoor and outdoor bicycle parking near your destination, select the ‘Transportation’ menu on the Campus Map.

 

QUESTIONS?

For more parking and transportation information, contact Commuter Services at 801-581-6415 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monster Jam 2022 Transportation Impacts

Monster Jam Transportation Impacts


On April 30, the Utah Sports Commission and Feld Entertainment, Inc., will host Monster Jam at Rice-Eccles Stadium. University students, faculty and staff traveling near the Rice-Eccles Stadium should be aware of the following transportation impacts.

 

ROAD IMPACTS

Beginning April 25 at 6 a.m. to May 1 at 6 a.m., the far right (north) westbound lane on 500 South will be closed on game days The north and south sidewalk along 500 South will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.

After the event ends, all lanes on 500 South will be closed for one hour as attendees exit campus.

 

PARKING IMPACTS

  • The south portion of the Stadium Lot (Lot 1) will be closed beginning April 27.
  • The entire Stadium Lot (Lot 1) will be closed from April 28 – 30.
  • The ACC Garage (Lot 45 and the East Stadium Lot (Lot 9) will be reserved for event staff on April 30.
  • The Law Lot (Lot 2), Chemistry Lot (Lot 4), Library Lot (Lot 5), Marriott Library Lot (Lot 6) and Guardsman Lot (Lot 40) will be pay lots for guests on April 30.
  • All other lots on main campus will be general parking for guests on April 30.

Visit the Campus Map and go to the ‘PARKING’ section in the menu to find alternative lots.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

There will be an increased police presence during the event to direct traffic at all major thoroughfares into the University of Utah campus. In addition, police will be in and around the stadium during the event, then back out into the surrounding areas to direct traffic as the event end. They will be responsible for all traffic and the public safety of the guests, staff, and neighbors before, during, and after the event.

 

More information about the event is available through the Utah Sports Commission website. If you are interested in attending the Monster Jam event, you may purchase tickets here.

Supercross 2022 Transportation Impacts

Supercross 2022 Transportation Impacts


On May 7, the Utah Sports Commission and Feld Entertainment, Inc., will host the Monster Energy AMA Supercross finals at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Events of this nature require adequate space — therefore, roads and parking lots surrounding the Stadium will be closed or impacted during and leading up to the event. University students, faculty and staff members traveling near the Rice-Eccles Stadium should prepare for the following transportation impacts.

 

ROAD IMPACTS

Starting May 4 at 5:00 a.m. to May 7 at 5:00 a.m.

  • All westbound lanes on 500 South (from Guardsman Way to 1300 East) will be closed.
  • There will be a lane shift on 500 to allow motorists access to eastbound and westbound traffic.
  • The north and south sidewalks along 500 South will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists.

On May 7 at 5:00 a.m. to May 8 at 12:00 a.m. (RACE DAY)

  • All east and westbound lanes on 500 South (from Guardsman Way to 1300 East) will be closed.
  • Guardsman Way (from 500 South to roughly 592 Guardsman Way) will be closed.
  • All sidewalks on 500 South will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists.

Starting May 8 at 12:00 a.m. to May 9 at 12:00 a.m.

  • All westbound lanes on 500 South (from Guardsman Way to 1300 East) will be closed.
  • There will be a lane shift on 500 to allow motorists access to eastbound and westbound traffic.
  • The north and south sidewalks along 500 South will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists.

On May 9 at 12:00 a.m. to May 10 at 6:00 a.m.

  • The outer westbound lane on 500 South (from Guardsman Way to 1300 East) will be closed.

Traffic signage and equipment will be in place to direct vehicle traffic during the closure periods. Road closures will not impact emergency vehicle routes

 

RACE DAY WESTBOUND DETOUR OPTIONS

On race day, May 7, Guardsman Way will be closed to through traffic all forms of transportation. Cyclists and pedestrians can avoid the impacted area by utilized the following path through the V.A. Hospital Campus and Sunnyside Park. For those utilizing the UTA bus system, plan your trip here.

Commuters wishing to exit or enter campus have the following options.

  • OPTION 1: South Campus Drive eastbound or westbound to either 1300 East or Mario Capecchi.
  • OPTION 2: Utilizing Mario Capecchi Drive and Foothill Drive to bypass the impacted area.
  • OPTION 3: Utilizing North Campus Drive to bypass the area completely.

PARKING IMPACTS

  • The Guardsman Lot (Lot 40) will be closed from May 2-7.
  • The south portion of the Stadium Lot (Lot 1) will be closed from May 2-3.
  • The Stadium Lot (Lot 1) will be closed from May 4-7.
  • The Law Lot (Lot 2), Chemistry Lot (Lot 4), Library Lot (Lot 5), Marriott Library Lot (Lot 6) East Stadium Lot and ACC Garage (Lot 45) will be reserved for VIP or staff parking on May 7.
  • All other lots on main campus be serve as general parking for guests on May 7.

Visit the Campus Map and go to the ‘PARKING’ section in the menu to find alternative lots.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

There will be an increased police presence during the event to direct traffic at all major thoroughfares into the University of Utah campus. In addition, police will be in and around the stadium during the event, then back out into the surrounding areas to direct traffic as the event end. They will be responsible for all traffic and the public safety of the guests, staff, and neighbors before, during, and after the event.

 

More information about the event is available through the Utah Sports Commission website. If you are interested in attending the 2022 Supercross events, you may purchase tickets here.