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Commencement / Graduation Parking

2021 UT Knoxville Commencement website with more information click here

Commencement 2021 General and Accessible Parking Map
(You can click on the link above for a printable map)

2021 Commencement Getting Around UT Newsletter

During commencement exercises free parking available for all graduates and their guests in student parking areas.

  • G-10 Garage located next to Neyland Stadium (enter off Neyland Dr or Phillip Fulmer Way)
  • G-5 top level of garage near Andy Holt Tower across the street from Neyland Stadium
  • Accessible parking spaces are available in the Staff 9 and in many other UT parking lots for visitors with a state-issued accessible parking placard (tag) or plate. 
  • Additional parking areas are C-8 located at the Lake Loudoun Blvd and Volunteer Blvd and the Volunteer Blvd Garage G16 at Pat Head Summitt St. These two areas allow for a quicker exit from campus.


  • Graduates should enter the venue at Gate 21A. Orange and white balloons will mark the entrance.
  • Guests should enter the stadium at Gate 21

Parking is prohibited in Residential student (N) parking areas.


We recommend: Staff 9 across from Neyland Stadium Gate 21 will be used for the Spring 2021 Commencement being held in Neyland Stadium.



Clear Bag policy in effect

The stadium’s large-event security protocol will be enforced at ceremonies. Guests may enter the stadium with one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches.

The only other items ALLOWED in the stadium are:

  • Small clutch purses no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches
  • Mobile phones
  • Binoculars, cameras, and video cameras (without cases)
  • Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children (must be carried in a clear bag)
  • Medically necessary items that must be carried in a specific bag, sized proportionately to its contents.
  • Umbrella strollers

The following items are PROHIBITED inside the stadium:

  • Non-clear bags of any size
  • Diaper bags
  • Backpacks (of any size)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cans, bottles, coolers
  • Outside food, snacks, beverages
  • Open umbrellas
  • Selfie sticks
  • Unmanned aircraft
  • Large bags or parcels, including backpacks and purses
  • Weapons, including pocket knives
  • Hoverboards, Electric Scooters, Segways
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Large travel strollers

Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited at all times.

Click here for Neyland Stadium information and seating map