Before and during commencement, 13th Street South is blocked to accommodate pedestrian activity around Bartow Arena. Public parking is available in a variety of lots/decks that surround the area and as shown in green on the map below.

Lot 15A, located at the northwest corner of University Boulevard and 13th Street, is permanently closed for the construction of the Collat School of Business and Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Building. Commencement guests are encouraged to use the 12th Street Deck, which is immediately across University Blvd., instead.

Handicap Parking

Handicap parking is available in the lot on the south side of Bartow Arena (Lot 24). It is available to persons with valid state handicap permits or tags. To access this lot, please show proper handicap credentials to the attendant at the 13th Street South barricade.

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