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Parking & Directions


DU's spring Commencement ceremonies will be held in Magness Arena (inside the Ritchie Center). If you're driving, here's the best route to take:

  1. Start on Interstate 25.
  2. Exit onto University Boulevard (Exit 205).
  3. Drive south on University Boulevard (left if exiting from I-25 North, and right if exiting from I-25 South).
  4. Watch for signage directing you to free parking for the ceremony. All lots can be accessed starting from University Blvd.

You can also ride RTD light rail to the University of Denver station. Take line E, F or H to the DU stop, which drops off passengers at Buchtel Boulevard and High Street, a block west of the Ritchie Center.

See the DU campus map (PDF) and DU parking map (PDF) for more information on how to get here.


Parking in all University of Denver lots is free on the day of Commencement. Signs and University staff will guide you to the lots closest to the Ritchie Center.

Parking on streets near campus is limited to one hour.

For information about parking and a drop-off point for guests with disabilities, see our accessibility page.