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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.)


Parking

Campus parking for guests is free but limited on graduation day. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

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.


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.

A passenger pick up and drop off area for students will be located on the Lower Campus Road (entrance is from Dole Street, exit is through the Varsity Gate).

The drop-off area is indicated by the red star in the map below — the area in front of the Center for Disability Studies portables, before the Varsity Gate exit.  It will be marked with an A-frame noting “Passenger Drop-Off and Pick-Up.”

Due to the heavy pedestrian traffic, please drive slowly through this area.

Do not drop off passengers in the middle of the road or along areas with heavy traffic.

Pick up and drop off location for the Fall 2022 commencement exercise: the area in front of the Center for Disability Studies portables, before the Varsity Gate exit.

For further information, email graduate@hawaii.edu, or call (808) 956-GRAD.