Parking, Transportation & Accessibility

Tips for Traveling

The University strongly urges students and guests to consider taking a taxi/rideshare or public transportation to campus due to extremely limited parking. Drop-offs at 35th & N, O or P Streets, NW will avoid unnecessary congestion.


If you choose to drive, parking for graduation will require patience and planning prior to arrival. Information about Travel & Parking is available on this page. Please allow plenty of time for parking and shuttle transportation.

Attendants will valet park in the Southwest Garage after striped spaces are full. Free parking will be available at the Harris Building on Whitehaven Street. Shuttle buses will be provided between the Harris Building and Main Campus. Please note you must retrieve your car by 9:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Visit this page for campus maps.


Please be aware that the SCS Commencement Ceremony takes place on the same day as many other Commencement ceremonies. Because of this, it can be difficult to navigate Georgetown’s campus. Please be prepared for significant foot traffic and the potential need to walk long distances. Because guest seats are first-come, first-served, we cannot guarantee or reserve seating in the shade during an outdoor ceremony.

Free accessible shuttle buses will be available to move people from the parking facilities that are not as close to the graduation site. A map of campus is available on this page.

Complimentary wheelchairs will be available in a designated tent near Healy Lawn (3700 O Street NW). If one of your guests will require a wheelchair on the day of Commencement, please email so that the Commencement Team can have an accurate count of the total number of wheelchairs to be provided. Please keep in mind that wheelchairs will be available on the day of Commencement on a first come, first served basis.

Guests in wheelchairs may sit in a designated wheelchair area  located close to the stage. Guests in wheelchairs may be accompanied by one other guest. There will be SCS staff present in this area to assist you.

A sign language interpreter will be present at the SCS Tropaia and Commencement Ceremonies.

You may also find additional information regarding accessibility at Commencement via the Georgetown website.

*The commencement ceremony will also be live-streamed at