Registrar's Office

Parking and Directions

Campus Map

Commencement Campus Map highlights event locations, parking areas, disability parking, additional viewing for guests without tickets, and the shuttle route. For more information about ADA accommodations, please email the commencement team.

Guest parking is free on commencement day and available in most lots. Visitors must observe regulations for handicapped and individually reserved spaces. Please remind your guests to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion and to allow for travel time between the parking lots and the Carver Academic Facility.

Parking Lots

A shuttle bus service will be available from the 12A parking lot off South College Drive and make two stops; one at Carver Gymnasium and one at Arntzen Hall for additional viewing. The shuttle service runs from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm or until there is no demand. There will be one ADA equipped shuttle that will accommodate two wheelchairs per route. Guests in wheelchairs may take this shuttle or they may park in designated lots 17G and 11G. Parking attendants will be available to assist guests with special parking needs. For more information detailing services for guests with mobility limitations, please email Commencement@wwu.edu.

Shuttle Service

All other lots are available for parking, please review the Commencement Campus Map above for more details.

Directions to WWU Commencement Shuttle Parking

  • Take the Samish Way EXIT 252. At the top of the off ramp, turn right onto S Samish Way.
  • Take an immediate left at the light, onto Bill McDonald Pkwy.
  • Drive on Bill McDonald about a mile and turn right onto S College Dr.
  • Follow the parking signs/parking attendant directions.

  • Take the Samish Way EXIT 252 (this is just past the Fairhaven exit).
  • At the top of the off ramp, turn left onto S Samish Way.
  • At the first light, take a left to stay on S Samish Way (over freeway).
  • At the second light, turn left onto Bill McDonald Pkwy.
  • Continue down this road as Byron turns into Bill McDonald Parkway.
  • Drive on Bill McDonald about a mile and turn right onto S College Dr.
  • Follow the parking signs/parking attendant directions.