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Parking & Shuttles

During Commencement weekend, arrangements are made for parking and Marguerite shuttle transportation that differ from usual routes and schedules. Details and maps will be available in Spring Quarter.

Disability Parking Note: Individual disability parking spaces, marked in blue, are located throughout the campus. These spaces will remain reserved for vehicles displaying state-issued (any state) disability placards or license plates. All others will be cited. Temporary disability parking permits for mobility-impaired guests can be requested by completing the Special Needs Request Form by June 1, 2018. These Stanford-issued permits will only be valid in specially designated lots for the Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremony. If you have a state issued permit you DO NOT need a Stanford temporary permit.

Parking on Campus

Baccalaureate

Parking for Baccalaureate Celebration is available on the streets that intersect Palm Drive (Roth Way, Museum Way, and Lausen Street) and in the many visitor lots throughout campus.

Parking for guests with state-issued or temporary Stanford-issued disabled parking permits is available at the Palm Drive Oval.

Commencement

Parking for the main Commencement ceremony is available in the parking lots surrounding the Stadium ( Lot 7 - Arboretum Grove, Lot 9 - Lasuen Grove, Lot 10 - Eucalyptus Grove and Galvez Lot). 

Parking for guests with state-issued or temporary Stanford-issued disabled parking permits is available in the Varsity Lot.

Diploma Ceremonies

Diploma Ceremony sites may be located some distance from the stadium. There has been an hour built into the schedule for graduates and their families to walk from the Stadium to each site.

If you must move your automobile to a new location between ceremonies, please use caution as the pedestrian traffic will be heavy and parking availability outside of the designated Commencement lots is extremely limited. Please plan accordingly.

Marguerite Shuttles

All Marguerite shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

Baccalaureate Caltrain Shuttle

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Limited shuttle service will be available between the Palo Alto Caltrain station and the Oval on the morning of the Baccalaureate ceremony. Buses will depart from the Caltrain station at 7:38 a.m., 8:38 a.m., 9:38 a.m. and 10:38 a.m.

Commencement Shuttles

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Stadium/Caltrain Shuttle: Limited shuttle service will be available between the Palo Alto Caltrain Station and the Stanford Stadium (drop off on Galvez St & Nelson Rd). Buses will depart from the Caltrain station at 7:38 a.m., 8:38 a.m. and 9:38 a.m.

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Oval/Caltrain Shuttle: Limited shuttle service will also be available between the Palo Alto Caltrain Station and the Oval. Buses will depart from the Caltrain station at 7:38 a.m., 8:38 a.m., 9:38 a.m., 10:38 a.m., 11:05 a.m., 11:38 a.m., 12:48 p.m. and 1:38 p.m.

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Commencement Parking Shuttle: Limited shuttle service will be available between Commencement parking area and Marguerite stops along Serra Mall.