Department Commencements

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! 

Most department ceremonies will be held at the Greek Theatre or Zellerbach Hall from Friday, May 13, 2022 - Sunday, May 22, 2022, with 2-3 ceremonies at each venue per day:  9am, 2pm, and 7pm. 

For these ceremonies, visitors may purchase $10 parking from attendants on the day of at UC controlled lots. Attendants accept CREDIT CARD payments only. NO CASH PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express cards are all accepted. 

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO PRESALES FOR DEPARTMENT CEREMONIES - ALL PARKING WILL BE SOLD FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE ON THE DAY OF THE CEREMONY BY THE ATTENDANTS ON SITE.**

For a comprehensive overview of the department graduation schedule, or for questions related to the venue and ceremonies themselves, please visit UC Berkeley's Commencement website.

Commencement Visitor Parking Tips

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9:00AM Ceremonies:

Parking is available first come, first serve at the following UC lots for $10 credit card only:

  • GREEK THEATRE:
    • WEEKENDS/WEEKDAYS: Foothill Parking Lot (Cyclotron Road, east of Gayley Road) (Please note: this lot does not have ADA access to the Greek Theatre)
    • WEEKENDS ONLY: Upper Hearst Parking Structure (intersection of Gayley Road/Hearst Ave)
    • WEEKDAYS ONLY: Lower Hearst Parking Structure Level 2 (intersection of Scenic Ave/Hearst Ave)
  • ZELLERBACH HALL:
    • WEEKENDS/WEEKDAYS: Lower Sproul Garage (Bancroft Ave, between Telegraph Ave and Dana St)
    • WEEKENDS ONLY: RSF Garage (intersection of Bancroft Ave/Ellsworth St)

Parking will be sold at the lots from 7am-10am, and permits will be valid until 12pm in the above lots. If you need to park after 12pm, you will need to relocate your vehicle after the ceremony to the Underhill Garage (corner of College Ave/Channing Ave), where your permits will be valid until 2am.

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2:00PM Ceremonies:

Parking is available first come, first serve at the following UC lots for $10 credit card only:

  • GREEK THEATRE:
    • WEEKENDS/WEEKDAYS:Foothill Parking Lot (Cyclotron Road, east of Gayley Road) (Please note: this lot does not have ADA access to the Greek Theatre)
    • WEEKENDS ONLYUpper Hearst Parking Structure (intersection of Gayley Road/Hearst Ave)
    • WEEKDAYS ONLY: Lower Hearst Parking Structure Level 2 (intersection of Scenic Ave/Hearst Ave)
  • ZELLERBACH HALL:
    • WEEKENDS/WEEKDAYS: Lower Sproul Garage (Bancroft Ave, between Telegraph Ave and Dana St)
    • WEEKENDS ONLY: RSF Garage (intersection of Bancroft Ave/Ellsworth St)

Parking will be sold at the lots from 12pm-3pm, and permits will be valid until 5pm in the above lots. If you need to park after 5pm, you will need to relocate your vehicle after the ceremony to the Underhill Garage (corner of College Ave/Channing Ave), where your permits will be valid until 2am.

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7:00PM Ceremonies:

Parking is available first come, first serve at the following UC lots for $10 credit card only:

  • GREEK THEATRE:
    • ALL CEREMONIES: Foothill Parking Lot (Cyclotron Road, east of Gayley Road) (Please note: this lot does not have ADA access to the Greek Theatre)
    • ALL CEREMONIES: Upper Hearst Parking Structure (intersection of Gayley Road/Hearst Ave)
  • ZELLERBACH HALL:
      • ALL CEREMONIES: Lower Sproul Garage (Bancroft Ave, between Telegraph Ave and Dana St)
      • ALL CEREMONIES: RSF Garage (intersection of Bancroft Ave/Ellsworth St)

Parking will be sold at the lots from 5pm-8pm, and permits will be valid until 2am.

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Commencement Shuttle Options

Shuttles are a quick, easy way to commute to commencement Monday-Friday. We recommend you consider one of these shuttle options as an alternative to driving. Please note that there is no dedicated department graduation shuttle or golf cart service. 

Catch a Bear Transit shuttle from Downtown Berkeley BART Monday-Friday

  • Catch the eastbound P-Line shuttle every half hour and on the hour at the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and  Addison Street, near Bank of America. 
  • Catch the C-Line shuttle every 20 minutes from 6:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and Addison Street, near Bank of America.
  • Shuttles are free for graduating seniors wearing their cap and gown or with ID, as well as their families.
  • View the BearTransit page for additional transit information. 

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Disabled Parking

All designated disabled spaces and non-reserved spaces will be available for $10 to drivers with certified DP placards or license plates on a first-come, first-served basis.