Parking, Directions & Special Needs Seating
2007 Widener Law Delaware Commencement


About Parking and Transportation

Parking is available on campus in designated lots on a first come basis.

When the lots on campus are filled, the entrances to campus will be closed. Additional parking is available at the Delaware Corporate Center located on Route 202 opposite the entrance to the Concord Square shopping center. Shuttle buses will run continuously between the Corporate Center and the Law School from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Parking in the Corporate Center permits easier exit following the functions on campus. Delaware State Police are on duty at several locations on Route 202 to direct traffic. We ask that all our guests parking in the remote lot utilize the shuttle buses rather than attempting to cross Route 202 on foot.

Special Needs Parking and Seating

Seating and parking are available for family members and guests using wheelchairs or for those who have other conditions that prohibit them from walking to their seats on the lawn or in the Field House (in the case of inclement weather). Forms to obtain tickets to the special seating area are available at the Registrar's Office. Completed forms must be returned by Friday, May 4, 2007. Upon receipt of the completed form, the graduate will receive a pass to present at Commencement in order to gain access to the designated parking and seating areas. Requests received late will be honored on a space-available basis. Due to the limitations of seating space, we cannot guarantee that entire families will be seated in the special needs section but will permit one additional person to be seated in that area with each special needs request. Wheelchairs and ushers are available to assist guests with difficulty walking from the special needs drop-off point to the seats. Due to a limited number, the wheelchairs are not available for use as seating during the ceremony. A live video feed of the entire ceremony will be viewable from all rooms in Polishook Hall.

Guests with special needs and families with very young children are particulary encouraged to make themselves comfortable in Polishook Hall, if outdoor conditions are not favorable.

Driving Directions - Fair Weather Venue

(Also see: Driving Directions to alternate venue in case on inclement weather.)

FAIR WEATHER Venue Directions to the Delaware Campus

  • From Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Pennsylvania Turnpike east to Exit 23 Downingtown. Take Route 100 south to Route 202 south. Follow Route 202 south to Pennsylvania-Delaware border. The Delaware Campus is on the left, two miles past the state line.
  • From Philadelphia I-95 south to Exit 8/Route 202-Concord Pike. Take Route 202 north, following signs for West Chester. The Wilmington Campus is on the right, five miles north.
  • From Eastern Maryland and Washington, D.C. I-95 north to Exit 8/Route 202-Concord Pike. Take Route 202 north, following signs for West Chester. The Wilmington Campus is on the right, five miles north.