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The city is expected to be very busy, please make your hotel reservations early.

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DCU Center Parking

The DCU Center partners with a variety of parking garages in the surrounding area. For guests, please ensure that you leave ample time to park and be seated in the DCU Center by 10 a.m.

Parking Information

DCU Center Entrances

Doors open to the public at 9 a.m. All guests must enter the DCU Center through the main entrance doors 10, 11, & 12 and door 13 for guests with ADA needs at the intersection of Major Taylor Blvd and Foster Street. All Faculty, PhD, Graduate and Undergraduate students must arrive at 8:30 a.m. and enter the DCU Center Gallery through Doors 1 and 2.


The DCU Center has its own set of policies for allowed/prohibited items. That means no helium balloons or parcels, but you can take photos and videos from your phone!

Bag Policy

Small wristlets of a maximum size of 8 x 10 inches will be permitted. Medical bags and diaper bags will be allowed and will be checked prior to entry. All other bags such as cross-body, larger totes, backpacks, duffle bags, etc. will not be permitted for public events.

Food and Beverage Policy

There is no outside food or beverages allowed inside the DCU Center. We will have concession stands open with options for your indulgence.

DCU Center Visitor Information

Accessible Seating

  • The DCU Center is handicapped accessible. Guests are advised to enter at the Major Taylor Blvd. and Foster Street entrance.
  • Handicap permit parking in designated and metered spots is available adjacent to the DCU Center. The Mercantile Garage is the nearest garage to the DCU Center event entrance. More information can be found on the DCU Center website.
  • DCU Center has fourteen viewing areas designated for accessible seating in Sections 102, 103, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 113, 117, 118, 120, 121, 123, and 125. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn More


Live captioning will be available on the livestream of the Commencement Ceremony. These links will be made available in May.

At the DCU Center, live captions will be available on the large video display boards on both sides of the stage and on the overhead jumbotron. These displays will show open captions in real-time, provided by a human captioner. These same captions will be available for those watching the livestream.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices will be available for Commencement. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


In addition to traditional print programs, programs will be made available via PDF files for viewing on electronic devices to enhance size or utilize reading devices. The electronic versions will be available as PDF downloads in May.

Emergency Notification

Visitors may receive timely emergency alerts during Commencement by texting Clark2024 to 226787. Current Clark faculty, staff, and students do not need to opt in to receive these alerts.

Getting to Clark

Clark University Parking Information

On Commencement weekend, additional parking lots will be available for guests, faculty, staff, students, and vendors.

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For assistance or additional information, please email the Commencement Office