Commencement 2014 Parking, Transportation, and Traffic Information

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 4:47 pm, Last Updated: May 9, 2014 at 8:06 am

Commencement 2014 is scheduled for May 17.  For more detailed information about the event, including ticket information, please visit the Commencement Website.

Parking & Transportation Information:

Please allow plenty of extra time when coming to and leaving campus since there will be heavy traffic approaching and leaving campus in all directions.  If you wish to park and walk to the Patriot Center, a number of lots are available. Complimentary parking is available in all general areas and the visitor area of Mason Pond Parking Deck (Levels 1-2) for convocations and commencement.  Attendants will be directing traffic to open and available parking.

  • Complimentary parking will be available in the permit areas of Rappahannock River Parking Deck
  • A limited amount of complimentary parking will also be available Wednesday-Saturday in the permit levels (Levels 2-5) of Shenandoah Parking Deck
  • Download the Mason Mobile App to get walking and driving directions to your event!
  • Since convocations are scheduled at the Patriot Center and Concert Hall simultaneously, parking on the southern end of campus, including lots A, C, J, K, L, and the Mason Pond Deck will be extremely busy.
  • Shuttle service from Vienna Metro is available via the Mason-Metro, Metro Express, and City of Fairfax CUE (fare required without Mason ID). Schedules can be found at
  • It is strongly recommended for Mason faculty and staff to park on the north end of campus, including the Rappahannock River Parking Deck and access campus via University Drive and Roberts Road to avoid the heaviest traffic.

Traffic Update:


Write to Sarah Kersey at

No Comments


Do you have questions about construction? Then just ask!

What's the current traffic around Mason? Check out WTOP 103.5 FM or call 511 (free real-time traffic info through VDOT)

Mason Twitter News