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Parking & Shuttles



On May 20th (Sunday), vehicles heading to the campus-wide ceremony will be directed to the parking area closest to the Xfinity Center.

May 19th (Saturday) through the 21st (Monday), parking on campus is free and open. All meters are turned off and no special permits are required. Please note that as May 21st is a week day, parking may be limited. Please plan to allow some extra time for parking prior to your ceremony.


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The schedule for Shuttle service for the weekend of Commencement is as follows:


Saturday, May 19th:

Xfinity Center to College Park Metro Station Loop: 7:00 am to 8:30 pm, approximately every 15 minutes

Ceremonies Loop: 7:00 am to 10:30 pm, approximately every 8-10 minutes

College Park #104: 6:00 am to midnight, approximately every 10-20 minutes


Sunday, May 20th:

Xfinity Center to College Park Metro Station Loop11:00 am to 6:00 pm, approximately every 15 minutes

Ceremonies Loop: (none)

College Park #104: (none)


Monday, May 21st:

Xfinity Center to College Park Metro Station Loop: 7:00 am to 8:30 pm, approximately every 15 minutes

Ceremonies Loop: 7:00 am to 10:30 pm, approximately every 8-10 minutes

College Park #104: 6:00 am to midnight, approximately every 10-20 minutes


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WMATA & Metro Commuters

If you will be commuting to any Commencement activities using WMATA transportation, please note the current and updated Metro parking policies and fares as of February 5, 2018.

Important Contacts

Diploma Services

301.314.8270 /

Office of Special Events

301.405.4638 /



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