Spring Commencement parking and transportation

Norm celebrates commencement
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

To meet expected parking demand for the commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 13; Friday, May 14; and Saturday, May 15; the following parking areas will be CLOSED from 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, through noon Saturday, May 15:

  • Lot 23
  • Lot CRI 2
  • Lot CRI 3

CRI deck will have limited parking. 

These parking alternatives are recommended:

  • Union Deck
  • West Deck 
  • South Village Deck 

Campus will have heavy traffic beginning at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 13.

Visit the Parking and Shuttle Services page to view the parking map and learn more about shuttle and accessibility options. 

Niner Transit Service

Green route will operate as normal. 

Gold and Silver routes transition to Commencement Shuttle service:

  • 3:30 p.m. Thursday
  • 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday
  • 7 a.m. Saturday

The Commencement Shuttle provides service between the Union Deck and the Football Loop at Gate 1.

Gold and Silver routes will continue regular service one hour after Thursday’s commencement; Silver will resume the weekend schedule one hour after the Friday and Saturday ceremonies.

Download the UNCC NextRide app for real-time Niner Transit bus tracking.

Light rail riders should use the JW Clay stop and walk to Jerry Richardson Football Stadium. There will be no direct transit service from campus light rail stations to the stadium.

Your cooperation in accommodating graduates and their families is appreciated and will help ensure UNC Charlotte’s commencement ceremonies are a joyful and positive experience for all.