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Commencement | Parking and Getting to Campus

Parking and Getting to Campus

For those graduating students participating in Commencement this Saturday, May 18, and all faculty and staff who will be here for this special moment, please note the following information regarding getting to campus and parking.

  • Graduating students are expected to arrive on campus by 2:00 pm.
  • Staff are expected to arrive on campus by 1:30 pm.
  • Faculty are expected to arrive on campus by pm 2:30 pm.

Getting to Campus

Saturday traffic in and around D.C. can be very congested. Please allow more time than you usually do to get to campus. Check WTOP Radio for traffic reports every 10 minutes (103.5 FM).

Catholic University’s post-commencement traffic will be finishing up around 1:30, so expect additional congestion very near our own campus.

Take Metrorail – Trinity’s shuttle will be operating on its regular schedule, leaving Brookland Metro every 20 minutes. Starting at noon, the pick-up and drop-off point for Trinity’s shuttle will be the exit side of the front circle on Michigan Avenue, near the Metro bus stop, Please note that Metrorail is continuing its major track work over the weekend, with single tracking on three lines. Metrorail is advising riders to allot an extra 25-35 minutes of travel on the Green and Orange lines. Red line trains will operate every 24 minutes. See additional details below.

Parking On Campus

We expect a very large crowd on Saturday, so parking will be limited. We will utilize every parking lot on campus. Arrive early! If you plan to have many guests, encourage them to carpool.

The Washington Hospital Center lot at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Irving Street, just one block from Trinity’s campus, will be available for Trinity Commencement parking beginning at 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Please travel safely and plan for enough time to get to campus.

Metrorail Track Work and Delays, May 17 – 19, 2013

Metro will perform major track work this weekend, May 17-19, 2013. The work will begin at 10 pm Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday.

  • RED LINE SINGLE TRACKING
    Trains will single track through two work zones: between Van Ness-UDC and Dupont Circle and between Rhode Island Ave and Takoma. Throughout the day, Red Line trains will operate every 24 minutes in each direction, with additional trains operating between Dupont Circle and NoMa-Gallaudet U during daytime hours for service about every 10 minutes.
  • ORANGE LINE MAJOR TRACK WORK
    Free shuttle buses will replace Orange Line trains between the East Falls Church and Clarendon stations. Two stations – Ballston and Virginia Sq-GMU – will be closed. Customers using shuttle bus service should add up to 25 minutes to their travel time.
  • GREEN LINE MAJOR TRACK WORK
    Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between the Greenbelt and West Hyattsville stations. Four stations will be closed: Greenbelt, College Park, Prince George’s Plaza and West Hyattsville. Customers using shuttle bus service should add up to 35 minutes to their travel time.

For more information about this weekend’s track work, read Metro’s press release, or view wmata.com/alerts which lists all detailed advisories and alerts.


For more information about Graduation, students should contact Dean Meechie Bowie at 202-884-9611 or via e-mail at commencement@trinitydc.edu. For media inquiries, contact Ann Pauley, Media Relations, at 202-884-9725 or pauleya@trinitydc.edu.

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