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UVA Graduation-if you've been before-parking question

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UVA Graduation-if you've been before-parking question

If you have attended UVA graduation before- when is a good location to park - any way to avoid the congestion?? Can park at JPJ, or Scott - but they all seem like they would be crazy with cars--

any thoughts, suggestions are welcomed

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1. Re: UVA Graduation-if you've been before-parking question

Here's the page with all the details on the walk down the lawn: http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/finals/

For both my graduations from UVA, my parents parked at my apartment and then either walked to the Lawn or took one of the shuttle buses. Not sure where the person you are visiting lives, but I'd explore that option first. At least in my years, the shuttle bus operations from the remote parking lots were fairly efficient, although you'll want to leave lots of time and get down to the lawn early for the best seats (those closest to where the graduates march, rather than closest to the front stage, in my opinion -- you want to see your kid and not the speakers).

All that said, if it were me and I had to park in one of the University lots I'd target getting there really early and parking at Scott Stadium, as it is an easier walk to the Lawn than JPJ and will be closer to most of the diploma ceremonies (if you are going to a Law, Darden, Arch, or Art graduation at one of the buildings on the north side then I'd pick JPJ). I'd pack my sunscreen, lots of water, and my patience and just accept that I'm going to spend a LOT of time sitting in traffic.

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