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Commencement  - Accommodations and Travel 

Baccalaureate Service 
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Thomas Boyd Chapel
(located on Wilmington Street between MLK Boulevard and South Street)

Commencement Exercise 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Dorton Arena at North Carolina State Fairgrounds

Dorton Arena  


Accommodations

There are many hotels convenient to Shaw University (Baccalaureate Service) and Dorton Arena (Commencement Exercise).  We encourage you to make reservations as early as possible.  The following link to Raleigh Hotels & Accommodations will provide more detailed information for lodging in the area - www.visitraleigh.com/visitors/accommodations/   


Travel 

Directions to the N.C. State Fairgrounds  

Physical Address: 
NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 821-7400
 

The N.C. State Fairgrounds is easily accessible from the I-440 Beltline, Interstate 40, as well as from Blue Ridge Road, N.C. Highway 54 (Hillsborough Street) and now Edwards Mill Road (see directions below). Free parking is available on State Fair and Carter-Finley Football Stadium property for events scheduled at the Fairgrounds, except for recreational vehicles that park between the hours of midnight and 8:00 a.m. 

From Greensboro, Durham, Chapel Hillor RDU Airport 
I-40 East into Raleigh
Exit Wade Avenue, Exit #289
First Exit Edwards Mill Road*
From Fayetteville, Lumberton, South Carolina
I-95 North to I-40 West
Exit Wade Avenue, Exit #289
First Exit Edwards Mill Road*     
From Goldsboro, Kinston
US 70 West to I-40 West
Exit I-440 Inner Beltline to Exit #289 Wade Avenue
First Exit Edwards Mill Road*
From Rocky Mount
US 64 West to Raleigh
Exit I-440 Outer Beltline
Exit Wade Avenue, Exit #4-B
Second Exit Edwards Mill Road*
From Wilmington, Jacksonville
I-40 West to Raleigh
Exit Wade Avenue, Exit #289
First Exit Edwards Mill Road*
From Wilson, Greenville
US 264 West to 64 West to Raleigh
I-440 Outer Beltline
Exit Wade Avenue, Exit #4-B
Second Exit Edwards Mill Road*
From Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury
I-85 North to I-40 East to Raleigh
Exit Wade Avenue, Exit #289
First Exit Edwards Mill Road*
From Richmond, Petersburg, Virginia Area
I-95 South to I-85 South to US 1 South to Raleigh
I-440 Outer Beltline
Exit Wade Avenue, Exit #4-B
Second Exit Edwards Mill Road*     
*From Edwards Mill Road in Raleigh, you will pass the Arena/Stadium Complex on the left. Proceed to the intersection of Edwards Mill and Trinity Road. Take a left at the stoplight onto Trinity Road. The State Fairgrounds Horse Complex and Gate 9 can be accessed from Trinity Road. Additional Gates can be accessed by turning right onto Youth Center Road or Blue Ridge Road, and then from Hillsborough Street. From I-40/Wade Avenue, if you miss Edwards Mill Road, you can take the next exit, Blue Ridge Road. Take a right at top of ramp. The fairgrounds are located at the intersection of Blue Ridge and Trinity Road (second light from exit ramp). Hunt Horse Complex and Gate 9 are located off Trinity Road, Gates 10 and 11 from Blue Ridge Road, Gates 12, 1, and 2 are from Hillsborough Street, Gates 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are from Youth Center (connector road between Trinity and Hillsborough).

(Excerpts from www.ncstatefair.org/directions.htm)