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Parking Instructions for Commencement at J.S. Dorton Arena

Saturday, May 10, 2014 
Doors will open at 9:00 a.m.
Parking procedures are as follows:

  • Family members and guests traveling from Raleigh by way of Hillsborough Street: Turn right onto Blue Ridge Road and turn left onto Trinity Road (Next Street after passing Gate 11). Proceed forward to Gate 9; parking is located in this area.  
  • Graduates and Faculty traveling from Raleigh by way of Hillsborough Street: After reaching the Fairgrounds, continue to Youth Center Road (Next Street after Passing Gate 2) and turn right onto Youth Center Road. Turn right into Gates 4 or 5 to park
  • Graduates and Faculty traveling on I-40 or 64 West should take Wade Avenue (Exit 289) to the Blue Ridge Road exit.  When traveling East, turn right at the top of the Blue Ridge Road exit ramp.  When traveling West, turn left at the top of the Blue Ridge Road exit ramp.   Turn right onto Trinity Road. Turn left on Youth Center Road (Across from Carter Finley Stadium). Proceed to Gates 4 and 5 (on left) for parking. 
  • Family members and guests traveling on I-40 or 64 West should take Wade Avenue (Exit 289) to the Blue Ridge Road exit.  When traveling East, turn right at the top of the Blue Ridge Road exit ramp.  When traveling West, turn left at the top of the Blue Ridge Road exit ramp. Stay on Blue Ridge Road to Trinity Road and make a right. Proceed to Gate 9 (on your right). Proceed forward upon entering the gate - parking is located in this area.  

Gates 4 and 5- Entrance and parking for graduates and faculty
Gate 9 - Entrance and parking for family and guest(s)
Gate 2 – VIP parking
Note:   Deputies and Officers will be posted at these gates to direct traffic and parking.