Directions & Parking

Directions to UTEP

From the east

Take I-10 west to the Schuster/Sun Bowl exit (exit 18a). For parking information, see below.

From the west

Take I-10 east to the Schuster/Sun Bowl exit (exit 18a). For parking information, see below.

Doors will open one hour prior to the start of the Commencement Ceremony


Assembly of Candidates: Candidates are asked to assemble in Auxiliary/Memorial Gym at least 1.5 hrs. before their ceremony. Candidates will check-in to participate, take individual photos, and receive information concerning the ceremony.

Faculty and Staff: Should plan to arrive no later than by 30 minutes before each ceremony.

Family and Friends: Entrances into the Don Haskins Center will open one hour prior to each ceremony.


Please refer to the map below for the location of each parking lot. Plan ahead to secure the best parking. Please do not park in any RESERVED parking lots. Leave strollers and carriages in your car.

Parking for Candidates: Lots P-8, P-9, R-1, R-2 (accessible from Sun Bowl Dr.) and all other General Parking areas.

Parking for Faculty and Staff: Parking Lots R-3 and R-4 located on the north of the Don Haskins Center are reserved for faculty and staff participating (marching) in Commencement. Your UTEP staff parking decal displayed on your vehicle will facilitate parking these lots along with your confirmation email once you RSVP using the form provided on this website.

General Parking:
FREE PARKING--Lots S-3, S-4 and Sun Bowl Parking Garage (accessible via Sun Bowl Dr.)

FREE PARKING--Lots P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4, and Schuster Parking Garage (accessible via Schuster Ave.)

PARKING WITH $10 FEE-- Glory Road Transfer Center & Parking Garage (accessible via Glory Rd. at Mesa St.)

ADA Parking: ADA parking permit required--Lot R-2 and R-3.

Group Parking: Commencement Staff, VIPs and Media Representatives will receive a special Parking Pass for the designated parking lots.

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