Getting to campus during Commencement Week can be challenging, especially on Commencement Day. Plan your travel to and from the Morningside campus accordingly.

Getting to Campus

In general, New York City's excellent public transportation system will be the best way to get to and from campus during Commencement Week. (Please note that the 116th Street subway station is not wheelchair accessible; the nearest accessible subway station is 96th Street.) There will also be a shuttle for students coming from the CUIMC campus. The shuttle information can be found on the FAQ page here -


There is no on-campus parking available during Commencement Week. Due to the number of visitors to campus and the space limitations of many garages, allow ample time to find parking. A list of nearby garages is provided below. (This list is intended for reference only and does not constitute a recommendation by the University).

There is limited parking available on the street. If you do find a spot on the street, take careful note of postings indicating parking restrictions. Many streets surrounding campus are blocked off and kept clear during Commencement Week. Cars parked in restricted areas are at risk of being towed.

If you are driving to campus with a guest requiring assistance, there are gates on Amsterdam Avenue designated for guests with disabilities, those with limited mobility, and the elderly. Learn more about Disability Services on Commencement Day.

Street Closures

Many streets surrounding the Morningside Campus will be closed to both traffic and parking by the New York City Police Department during Commencement Week. These street closures are subject to change, so please visit the Commencement website regularly as you plan your trip.

Closed on Commencement Day:

  • West 114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, 12:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • West 116th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive, 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Nearby Parking Garages

Below is a list of nearby parking garages. (This list is intended for reference only and does not constitute a recommendation by the University).

Claremont Parking Corp.

Riverside Church
West 120th Street
Between Claremont Avenue and Riverside Drive
Open 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Mon–Fri)
Open 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Sat–Sun)

E&B Operating Group

137 West 108th Street
Between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
Open 24/7

Manhattan Parking110 LLC (small cars only)

543 West 110th Street
Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
Open 24/7

MTP Parking

30-98 Old Broadway
Between 131st and 132nd Streets
Open 24/7

MTP Parking

69 Clair Place
Between West 125th Street and Hudson River
Open 24/7

More Than Parking (MTP)

631-635 West 131st Street
Between Broadway and 12th Avenue
Open 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Park Yorkshire Garage

151 West 108th Street
Between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
Open 24/7


808 Columbus Avenue, at corner of West 97th Street
Open 24/7


276 West 97th Street
Between Broadway and West End Avenue
Open 24/7

West Side Parking (small cars only)

234 West 108th Street
Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
Open 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.