Commencement Parking

Parking permits for Commencement 2019 will be available for advanced purchase for $12 starting May 6.

All appropriate parking lots will be open during Commencement weekend. UCLA Transportation will staff lots according to ceremony times and locations.

Commencement Parking Permits will be available for purchase for $12 each starting May 6 on a first come, first served basis. Permits may be purchased at the UCLA Transportation lobby between 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The UCLA Central Ticket Office will sell Commencement Parking Permits for $12 each starting May 28. The UCLA Central Ticket Office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Accessible parking is available for individuals with disabilities and elderly persons near most venues in many parking structures and lots. Please view the Commencement Accessible Parking Map (PDF) for more details.

Traffic Tips

UCLA wants your Commencement experience to be perfect from beginning to end. Depending upon the day and time of the event, the streets surrounding the campus can be congested. To help you avoid traffic congestion in the busy Westwood area following the conclusion of the Commencement ceremony you are attending, here are suggestions:

  • 405 (San Diego) Freeway: Avoid taking Sunset Boulevard to the 405 (San Diego) Freeway. Instead, travel south from campus using Westwood Boulevard, Hilgard Avenue (to Westwood Boulevard), Gayley Avenue or Veteran Avenue. Turn right at Santa Monica Boulevard (westbound) and enter the 405 from Santa Monica Boulevard.
  • 10 (Santa Monica) Freeway: Take Sunset or Wilshire Boulevard EAST from the campus, turn right (southbound) on Beverly Glen, right again (westbound) at Olympic Boulevard, then left (southbound) on Overland Avenue. Enter the 10 Freeway from Overland Avenue.

View the related links for general Commencement parking information and traffic directions, as well as helpful instructions for accessible parking for individuals with disabilities.

UCLA Transportation

Phone: (310) 794-7433


555 Westwood Plaza, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1360

Lobby Hours

Monday – Friday
7:45 a. m. to 5 p. m.

UCLA Central Ticket Office

Phone: (310) 825-2101


P.O. Box 24607
Los Angeles, CA 90024-0607

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
10 a. m. to 4 p. m.