On Saturday, June 11th, beginning at 12:30 pm, the UW commencement ceremony will take place at Husky Stadium. The expected attendance is 40,000. Medical Center staff scheduled to work the day of this event should anticipate heavy traffic congestion and time delays traveling to and from the UW Medical Center and the University District. We will have additional parking and valet staff from 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM for customer assistance.
UWMC Parking Services is recommending that all scheduled staff:
◊ Review your travel plans to the UW Medical Center and plan additional time for traveling to and from the University District.
◊ Consider alternate driving routes to UW Medical Center, carpooling with a co-worker or using public transportation options.
◊ For medical teams and on call emergent staff with a limited response time, please note that due to traffic congestion in the immediate and surrounding areas, you may want to consider being onsite at UWMC.
Special Parking Instructions and Information:
Patient Parking Instructions
Parking for patients and their guests will be available in the Triangle garage. Additional overflow parking will be available at the Surgery Pavilion garage.
Staff Parking Instructions
UWMC staff scheduled to work on Saturday, June 11th, will be directed to the Surgery Pavilion garage. Medical Center staff will need to show a valid UWMC ID badge to parking staff at the garage entrance. If parking is full at the Surgery Pavilion garage, overflow parking will be located on the lower level of the S1 garage and in the Triangle garage.
Additional resources to plan your commute to the UW Medical Center and the University District:
UW Commuter Services & Special Events Office
Community Transit Trip Planner
Metro Bus Trip Planner
Sound Transit Trip Planner
Google Maps & Driving Directions