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Parking and Access

Those attending Commencement activities at Southern Methodist University on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, may park in any of the University's parking facilities:

Binkley Parking Center
Located at the corner of Binkley Avenue and Ownby Drive

Mustang Parking Center
Located off Bush Avenue by the Residential Commons

Moody Parking Center
Located at Airline Road and SMU Boulevard

Airline Parking Center
Located at Airline Road and Daniel Avenue

Meadows Parking Center
Located between Bishop Blvd and Ownby Drive

AA Surface Lot
Located at Airline Road and University Blvd

Maps showing the location of parking lots and campus buildings, and directions to campus are available here.

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Traffic Notice

Possible traffic delays due to the street repairs being done on Hillcrest just west of campus and that the intersection of Bush Ave and Mockingbird will be closed (the Mustang Parking Center will only be accessible by car from University).

No parking will be permitted on Bishop Boulevard.

Laws and regulations that prohibit parking in fire lanes and limit who may use areas reserved for the disabled are strictly enforced.

Please allow extra time to find parking as construction activities may affect routes from parking areas to various locations on campus.

Guests with Mobility Impairments

Baccalaureate Service
Guests with mobility impairment may park in the lot located on the northwest side of McFarlin Auditorium facing Hillcrest Avenue. Entrance to this lot is from McFarlin Boulevard. You may enter McFarlin Auditorium using the ramp on the southeast side of the building, off of McFarlin Boulevard. Ushers will be available for assistance. Guests' current state-issued disabled parking placard and license plates are needed to park in this area. Additional parking passes are not needed.

Commencement Convocation
Guests with mobility impairment may park on the second level of Binkley Garage located at the corner of Binkley Avenue and Ownby Drive.  To park on this level, a current state-issued disabled parking placard and/or license plate are needed.  Otherwise, guests may be dropped off on this level and cars are directed to park on the upper levels of Binkley. 

Please contact 214-768-3417 or for additional questions regarding guests with mobility impairments.