Transportation to Commencement

Metro Service

Guests may take the Metro to the Smithsonian or L’Enfant Plaza station (near the Smithsonian Castle) on the Blue and Orange lines, and then walk to the Capitol to the seating. The Metro opens at 7 a.m. on Sundays. Guests may also ride the Metro to the GW – Foggy Bottom station and then take the shuttle buses to the ceremony from campus. The GW – Foggy Bottom Metro station is located on 23rd and I streets, one block from where the shuttle buses will be located.

Shuttle Bus Service

Guests may also utilize the campus shuttle bus service located on I Street between 21st and 22nd streets. Shuttle buses are for all graduates and guests and will operate continuously from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The buses will depart the National Mall from designated locations near the National Mall. Shuttle bus service can become crowded. Plan to board buses no later than 8:15 a.m. if you plan to see or be in the academic procession.

Handicapped-Accessible Shuttle Bus

Wheelchair-accessible buses will provide regular transportation to and from the National Mall from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of Commencement. The University parking garages are wheelchair-accessible. Shuttle buses with wheelchair lifts will pick up passengers on the north side of I Street between 21st and 22nd streets. Both the guests in the wheelchair and the entire party of guests accompanying them may use the wheelchair-accessible buses.

-Source: University Events

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