Tips for Traveling
We urge you to consider taking a taxi from your hotel to campus due to limited parking. Drop-offs at 35th & N, O or P Streets, NW or Reservoir Road & 38th Streets, NW will avoid unnecessary congestion.
If you choose to drive, parking for graduation will require patience and a little planning prior to arrival.
On-campus parking will be extremely limited. The use of Metro/GUTS buses or taxis/ride share services is strongly encouraged. 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, near the Safeway on Wisconsin Avenue. Shuttle buses will be provided between the Harris Building and Main Campus.
Rainsite information will be available at all vehicle entrances, on our web site and at the University Weather Line 202-687-7669.
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 the shuttle route can be found here: Commencement Shuttle 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
*The commencement ceremony will also be live-streamed at commencement.georgetown.edu