Transportation to the National Mall

Shuttle bus service

The University will shuttle graduates and parents from the Foggy Bottom Campus to the National Mall from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On campus, buses will be stationed between 21st and 22nd streets. Board a bus by 8:30 a.m. to arrive in time for the procession.

Metro service

The Metro opens at 7 a.m. on Sundays. The Foggy Bottom Metro station is located at 23rd and Eye streets. Ride the Metro to the Smithsonian Metro station and walk toward the Capitol building to reach the seating area. Guests may also stop at the L’Enfant Plaza, Federal Center S.W. or Archives/Navy Memorial Metro stations. The Mall is a short walk from each stop.


Cab fare to the Mall will cost about $10 to $15, based on the number of people in the vehicle and distance travelled. Families beware: it is typically difficult to find a taxi after the Commencement ceremony.

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