Transportation to the National Mall

By shuttle:
The University will provide shuttle bus service for graduates and their parents between Foggy Bottom and the National Mall. Shuttles will start running Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Buses will be located on I Street between 21st and 22nd streets. Wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses will depart from Rice Hall at 2121 I St. To arrive in time for the procession, be sure to board by 8:30 a.m.

By taxi:
Taxi fare to the National Mall from a downtown hotel will cost about $10 to $15 depending on the number of passengers and distance from the Mall. Families should note that it could be difficult to catch a cab after the Commencement ceremony and consider taking the Metro.

By Metro:
The Metro opens at 7 a.m. on Sundays. The Mall is a short walk from the following stops:

  • Smithsonian
  • Federal Center SW
  • L’Enfant Plaza
  • Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

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