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Maps and Parking

If weather permits, the Commencement Ceremony will be held at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium.

Guests can park in any Hope College parking lot not reserved for handicapped parking (see below), as well as surrounding city streets as permitted by local ordinances. The Holland Department of Public Safety will be assisting with traffic flow and access to the stadium.

We encourage you, if you are able, to walk from campus.

Handicapped Parking

Lot 75, on the west side of Ray and Sue Smith Stadium, is reserved for handicapped parking only. Entrance to Lot 75 is only permitted from East 16th Street.

Handicapped Drop-off

Guests with limited mobility can be dropped off at the southeast corner of Smith Stadium for shuttle transport to on-field seating. Handicapped parking is available after drop-off. Enter from East 16th Street to access the drop-off area.

General Drop-off

Those guests wishing to drop passengers off near the general pedestrian entrance located at East 13th Street and Fairbanks Avenue, may do so only on East 13th Street. Stopping and guest drop-off is strictly prohibited on Fairbanks Avenue.

In case of rain

If the Commencement Ceremony is moved to DeVos Fieldhouse, Lot 62 will be reserved for handicapped parking only. There are also many lots within walking distance west of DeVos Fieldhouse.