Parking and Traffic

With several thousand students, alumni and guests expected to attend Mountain Day, parking will be in short supply. Attendees are encouraged to allow extra time to travel between main campus and the mountain campus due to the anticipated large crowds. Carpooling is also advised as groups travel to mountain campus or attend events held around the Ford Complex, Krannert Center or Cage Center. 


All campus roads will be open on Saturday morning. Traffic arriving at Mountain Campus will be directed to park in designated areas. Shuttles will run constantly from the parking areas to the picnic site.

  • Frost Chapel Parking Lot and Lawn
  • WinShape Foundation Fields

Additionally, there will be a limited number of handicap parking spots located near the WinShape Pavilion. Campus Safety will direct vehicles to these location and additional areas if needed.

As traffic leaves Mountain Campus after the Grand March, some campus roads may be closed around Krannert Center and Evans Hall to accommodate pedestrian traffic.

Alumni Event Parking

The Alumni Office is hosting several different reunion events on Saturday on Main Campus and Mountain Campus. Recommended parking areas are listed below for the respective events.

  • High School/Academy Reunion Brunch at Hill Dining Hall: Parking will be available at Frost Chapel or as directed by Campus Safety. Shuttles will be available to Hill Dining Hall from Frost Chapel lot.
  • College Class Reunion Brunch at The HUB, WinShape: Reunion Class parking adjacent to WinShape Center, etc.
  • Milestone Tailgate Reception Parking will be available in the Cage Center parking lot.
  • Affinity Group Reunions on Main Campus: Several groups are hosting reunions or meetings on Saturday afternoon in Krannert or academic buildings. Attendees should park in the lots behind Krannert, the Cage Center or Evans Hall.

Athletic Event PARKING 

For those attending athletic events at around the Cage Center, parking is available in the Cage Center, Moon Building or Krannert Center parking lots but be advised that it will be limited due to the number of events taking place around the Cage Center. Overflow parking for football is available behind Hermann Hall, McAllister Hall and Evans Halls.

Maple Drive, located in front of Valhalla Stadium, will be closed Saturday afternoon and evening hours due to pedestrian traffic around the stadium entrance and tailgating areas. For additional information on tailgating areas and policies, visit  

For those attending athletic events around the Ford Complex, parking is available in the East Mary lower lot and Ford Auditorium lots but be advised that it will be limited due to the number of events taking place around the Ford Complex mid-afternoon as well as on-campus residential parking. Carpooling is encouraged or attendees may elect to walk from the Hermann Hall or Krannert Center parking lots.


With the number of events scheduled on Saturday afternoon as well as on-campus residential parking, available spots may be limited around the Ford Complex. For Marthapalooza Family Hour, attendees may park along the perimeter of Clara Bowl or in the parking lot across from the Ford Auditorium. For the late evening event, students and young alumni are encouraged to utilize any open parking around the Ford Buildings or walk from the Hermann Hall or Krannert Center parking lots.
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