Traffic tips for attending IU Bloomington Commencement
Traffic congestion is heavy at all IU Bloomington Commencements, and especially at Undergraduate Commencement in May.
In May, graduating graduate students (Friday afternoon ceremony) should enter the athletics complex via gate 12 or 14 and should arrive at Wilkinson Hall, 1151 E. 17th Street, by 1 p.m. Families and friends of graduating graduate students should enter Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, 1001 E. 17th Street, when doors open at 1 p.m.
In May, graduating undergraduate students (Saturday morning ceremony) should arrive at Mellencamp Pavilion, 1800 N. Dunn Street, by 7:30 a.m. Families and friends of graduating undergraduate students should enter Memorial Stadium, 701 E. 17th Street, when stadium entrances open at 8 a.m.
On Saturday morning of Undergraduate Commencement in May, one-way traffic patterns go into effect at least two hours before the ceremony; 17th Street will be one-way (two lanes), heading east from N. College Avenue to Fee Lane. Northbound traffic on Dunn Street will not be allowed to turn left/west onto the State Road 45/46 Bypass. Download the detailed driving and parking maps for more Undergraduate Commencement driving and parking information.