Parking / Transit

Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive

Vehicles are NOT PERMITTED on Memorial Drive from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Free parking throughout campus

Free parking, including all KU parking garages, is available throughout campus beginning 1p.m. Friday up till noon on Monday. There are 2300 parking stalls within a short walking distance of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and an additional 3000 parking stalls in proximity of Allen Fieldhouse, Murphy Hall and Burge Union.


All KU lots will be open and free on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Accessible Parking

KU has 450 accessible parking stalls across campus. Any guest with a state-issued disability-parking permit (hangtag or license plate) can access these stalls at any time Commencement weekend (Friday 1 p.m. to Monday 12 p.m.)

Allen Fieldhouse event

Allen Field House

Murphy Hall

Murphy Hall

Memorial Stadium graduates fill the stands

Memorial Stadium

Limited Mobility Parking for Events

To accommodate limited mobility guests attending events at Allen Fieldhouse or Murphy Hall, Level 1 of the Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage and the two lots south of the Fieldhouse are reserved for special-needs parking on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Limited Mobility Parking for Commencement

To accommodate limited mobility guests attending Commencement accessible parking is available on the east and west sides of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium without a state-issued disability-parking permit. Access these lots off Fambrough Drive. A drop-off area is available and drivers can park where space is available.

Bus Service

A complimentary shuttle service to the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends one hour after the Commencement ceremony on Sunday. The route will serve Memorial Stadium, Learned Hall, the DeBruce Center, the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, Murphy Hall and the Kansas Union.
Students getting on bus transit

Wheelchair-accessible transport

For wheelchair-accessible transport, notify any bus driver, who will radio for a paratransit vehicle.
KU bus transporting people across campus

Note: Tailgating is not allowed in any KU parking lot and/or garage commencement weekend.