Commencement 2024 Parking & Other Patron Information

Posted on May 30, 2024

Commencement is Monday, June 3 at at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 for attendees.

For those wishing to watch the livestream, click here. 

Students are to enter Gate 10. Doors open at 4:30. Seniors arriving after 5:00 will not be in alphabetical order and may be required to be seated at the end of the line or may even be excluded from Commencement. Click here for more student related information.

Please refer to the map below for parking locations.

Commencement 2024 parking

Clear bags are preferred, but not required. Notre Dame reserves the right to search purses/bags. Backpacks, totes, and duffel bags are not allowed. Please see ND’s list of prohibited items include (or click here):

  • Alcohol
  • Animals (Service Dogs are permitted)
  • Artificial noisemakers (including whistles)
  • Cameras with lenses longer than six (6) inches
  • Cans or glass bottles (including aerosols)
  • Drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Food or beverage (except unopened plastic water bottles). Food is allowed as a medical necessity with proof.
  • GoPro or selfie sticks
  • Halloween-style masks
  • Laser or pen pointers
  • Signs, banners, and balloons
  • Stadium chairs or seat backs (unless medical reason with documentation)
  • Strollers
  • Throwing of any object at any time (including footballs)
  • Water vessels of any kind, including water bottles
  • Use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes
  • Use or possession of marijuana, and other illegal drugs
  • Any other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate 

It’s also highly recommended that families make prior arrangements as to where to meet their seniors after the graduation ceremonies have ended. Please do not interrupt the procession as the graduates exit the Joyce Center. The graduates will be released to meet with family and friends after re-entering the field house.

We wish everyone a wonderful Commencement evening!

Last Modified June 3, 2024