Directions & Parking
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PARKING INFORMATION
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Parking on the UCI campus is complimentary

Parking on the UCI campus is complimentary and no permits are needed during Commencement weekend. You may use any legal parking space except those reserved for disabled parking, service vehicles and vehicles with “X” permits.

Traffic will be heavy so plan to arrive an hour before the ceremony. Guest & Event Services will direct traffic to available parking lots.

Shuttles

Continuous, complimentary shuttle bus service from parking areas to the Bren Events Center will be available. Guests are urged to use the shuttle bus service. Shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.

All stops along this route will be marked with a Bren Events Center Shuttle Stop sign.

The shuttle stops at:

  • Administration Loop
  • Student Center Parking Structure
  • Bren Events Center 

For the return trip, passengers may board the shuttles at the Bren Events Center turnout. 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.

Accessible Parking and Mobility Assistance

Disabled/elderly parking for ceremonies held in the Bren Events Center will be located in the Mesa Parking Structure and parking lot 14A. Traffic directors will be available to guide drivers needing accessible parking.

Cart service will be available to and from parking lot 14A and the Bren Events Center. Cart service is limited to the disabled/elderly guest and one family member.

Drop-Off Area
For ceremonies held in the Bren Events Center, disabled/elderly passengers may be dropped off in the turnout area at the upper level of the facility.

Graduates and participants should anticipate heavy traffic and plan accordingly to get to their designated staging area.

Due to safety concerns, please do not drop off passengers in the middle of the road or curbside as this will increase traffic congestion.

DIRECTIONS
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405 freeway

From the North:

  • Take the 405 South
  • Exit at Jamboree Rd.
  • Right on Jamboree Rd.
  • Left on Campus Dr.
  • Right on Bridge/West Peltason Dr.
  • UCI traffic attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking location.

 From the South:

  • Take the 405 North
  • Exit at Jeffrey/University Dr.
  • Left on Jeffrey/University Dr.
  • Left on Campus Dr.
  • Right on Bridge/West Peltason Dr.
  • UCI traffic attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking location.
73 freeway / tollway

From the North:

  • Take the 73 South
  • Exit (14B) at University Dr.
  • Left on University Dr.
  • UCI traffic attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking location.

 

From the South (toll):

  • Take the 73 North
  • Exit at Bison Ave.
  • Left on Bison Ave.
  • Right on MacArthur Blvd.
  • Exit at University Dr.
  • Right on University Dr.
  • UCI traffic attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking location.
5 freeway

From the North:

  • Take the 5 South
  • Merge onto 55 South
  • Merge onto 73 South
  • Exit (14B) at University Dr.
  • Left on University Dr.
  • UCI traffic attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking location.

 From the South:

  • Take 5 North 
  • Merge onto 405 North
  • Exit at Jeffrey/University Dr.
  • Left on Jeffrey/University Dr.
  • Left on Campus Dr.
  • Right on Bridge/West Peltason Dr.
  • UCI traffic attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking location.
55 freeway

From the North:

  • Take the 55 South
  • Merge onto 73 South
  • Exit (14B) at University Dr.
  • Left on University Dr.
  • UCI traffic attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking location.

 From the South:

  • Take 55 North 
  • Merge onto 73 South
  • Exit (14B) at University Dr.
  • Left on University Dr.
  • UCI traffic attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking location.
91 freeway / 261 tollway

From the North:

  • Take 91 West
  • Merge onto 241 South
  • Merge onto 261 South (portions toll)
  • 261 becomes Jamboree Road
  • Left on Campus Dr.
  • Right on Bridge/West Peltason Dr.
  • UCI traffic attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking location.