Parking and shuttle service
A crowd of over 18,000 is expected. Traffic around Spartan Stadium will be very congested and parking will be limited. For easiest access to and from the stadium, free parking and shuttle service for graduates and guests will be available beginning at 7 a.m. at the 7th Street Parking Garage on the main campus. Free shuttle service will also be available after the ceremony to return to the main campus. This is a good option for those attending receptions and convocations on the main campus after the ceremony.
If you choose to drive directly to the stadium, plan to get there by 8 a.m. Gates open at 7 a.m. You must arrive at your assembly area on the perimeter of Spartan Stadium no later than 8:30 a.m. Procession begins at 9 a.m.
Graduates and guests with disabilities should drive directly to the stadium. See stadium map for the disabled drop-off area at the Simpkins Stadium Center. Disabled drop-off passes are available; see the Disabled Access section.
Due to traffic congestion after the ceremony and the receptions, it would be wise not to make personal reservations (for lunch, etc.) before 1:30 p.m. For traffic updates on Commencement Day, please watch electronic freeway signs for information on parking and shuttle service.
Stadium concession stands will be open to sell continental breakfast items, flowers and a few SJSU logo items.