Department Commencements

UC Berkeley will be hosting Department Graduation ceremonies throughout the Spring semester, with the Greek Theatre and Zellerbach Hall being two of the most commonly used venues. During commencements, visitors may purchase $10 parking from attendants at UC controlled lots. Attendants accept CASH payments only, and no bills larger than $20. 

For a comprehensive overview of the schedule, visit UC Berkeley's Commencement website.

Commencement Visitor Parking Tips

Commencement Visitor Parking Locations

Weekday Commencement Parking Lots

(Monday - Friday 7:00am-5:00pm)

Location Closest Venue Fee
Foothill Lot Hearst Avenue east of Highland Avenue

Greek Theatre

$10 cash only, no bills larger than $20
Lower Hearst Structure, Level 2 Only Entrance on Scenic Avenue at Hearst Avenue

Greek Theatre

$10 cash only, no bills larger than $20

Lower Sproul Garage

Bancroft Way between Telegraph Avenue & Dana St Zellerbach Hall $10 cash only, no bills larger than $20

Evening & Weekend Commencement Parking Lots

(Monday - Friday after 5:00pm, all day Sat/Sun)

Location Closest Venue Fee
Foothill Lot Hearst Avenue east of Highland Avenue Greek Theatre $10 cash only, no bills larger than $20
Upper Hearst Structure Corner of Hearst Ave and Gayley Greek Theatre $10 cash only, no bills larger than $20
RSF Garage Bancroft Way at Ellsworth Street Zellerbach Hall $10 cash only, no bills larger than $20
Lower Sproul Garage
Bancroft Way between Telegraph Avenue & Dana St Zellerbach Hall

$10 cash only, no bills larger than $20

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.

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. 

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.