Parking Shuttles & Directions
To the Stan Sheriff Center

From the Airport: Travel east on the H-1 freeway. Take the University exit (Exit 24B). Stay in the far right lane heading north on University Avenue. Take a right on Dole Street at the first light. Take another immediate right on to Lower Campus Road.

From Waikiki: Head north towards Ala Wai Boulevard. Travel west on Ala Wai Boulevard (one-way street) and make a right turn at McCully Street. Take a right at the first light on to Kapiʻolani Boulevard. Take a left at University Avenue. Stay in the far right lane heading north on University Avenue. Take a right on Dole Street. Take another immediate right on to Lower Campus Road.

(Directions courtesy of the UH Athletics Dept.)


The parking structure will open at 5:00 a.m. Campus parking for guests is free but limited on graduation day. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. UH Shuttles will be available from various locations throughout the campus area.

The road leading from the Waiʻalae gate entrance to the Stan Sheriff Center will be closed before and during the ceremony. The area near the ROTC buildings is reserved.

Parking is restricted in the areas behind the Stan Sheriff Center and around the Les Murakami Baseball Stadium. The parking lots in the Student Housing areas are restricted for permit holders only. Stalls marked with a Reserved Parking sign are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The lower campus parking structure is expected to fill up quickly. When the parking structure is full, drivers will be directed to park in the lots on the main campus. As each lot fills, the attendants will direct drivers to the next available lot. They will continue to do this until all lots are full.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking stalls in the lower campus parking structure and in the main campus lots are limited. The majority of these accessible stalls are located on the third floor of the Diamond Head side of the lower campus parking structure. With the remaining accessible stalls distributed on each floor of the ʻEwa side of the lower campus parking structure and throughout the lots on the main campus. Parking attendants will be able to provide directions to drivers needing accessible parking. A valid Department of Transportation placard is required to park in these stalls.


Parking shuttle service will be provided from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m for the 9:00 a.m. ceremony and 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the 3:30 p.m. ceremony. The shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible and run a continuous route from the Biomedical Science Building to Krauss Circle. The lower campus areas are accessible by crossing Dole Street and proceeding to the elevators on the top floor of the parking structure.

All stops along this route will be marked with the RAINBOW SHUTTLE STOP signs.

The stops along the shuttle route are:

  • Biomedical Science Building (near Sherman Laboratory)
  • Moore Hall
  • Kennedy Theatre
  • Physical Science Building
  • Art Building
  • Krauss Circle
  • Kuykendall Hall (near Sustainability Courtyard)
  • Watanabe Hall
  • Jefferson Hall
  • Center for Korean Studies
  • Biomedical Science Building (near Sherman Laboratory)

For the return trip, passengers may board the shuttles at Krauss Circle. Please be aware that the length of time for the shuttles to return to this area may vary according to the amount of traffic along the route.

Passenger Drop-Off and Pick-Up Areas

Graduates and participants should anticipate heavy traffic and plan accordingly for ample time to get to their designated staging area. Vehicle access around this staging area will be restricted and passenger drop off will not be allowed in this area.

The designated passenger drop-off area will be on the ground floor area between the parking structure and the Athletic Complex. Signs will be posted to direct drivers to this area. This drop-off area will be closed when the parking structure has filled and/or during the period when traffic is modified for exiting. We recommend students and guests arriving via taxi and ridesharing services be dropped off and picked up in the Bachman Hall parking lot - entrance is from Dole Street. Passengers will not be allowed to be dropped off in the Restricted Parking Area behind the Stan Sheriff Center. For concerns of safety, please do not drop off passengers in the middle of the road or along areas with heavy traffic.

After the ceremony a passenger pick-up area is available in the parking lot on the first base side of the Les Murakami Baseball Stadium. Drivers may access this lot by informing the attendants that they will be picking up their passengers. Again for safety concerns, please do not stop along the road during heavy traffic.

For further information, email, or call 956-GRAD.