Special Events


Special Event Visitor Parking

Street and metered parking is available throughout campus for Visitors. Parking is also available at garages on a space-available basis. Parking is subject to permit and event day restrictions.

Visitor Parking Map Index

Special Event Parking Services

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) coordinates parking for over 250 campus events each year. Our Special Events Operations can assist with parking arrangements for your event, banquets, workshops, ceremonies, meetings, performances, and conferences. To ensure the best possible parking accommodations advance notice is required call us at (520) 621-7293.

When planning your event, where your guests will park is an important aspect to take into consideration, as parking on campus is limited. If 75 or more vehicles coming to campus for your event, please contact Special Event Operations. In most cases, we can discuss parking reservations, lot monitors, pre-paid parking passes, and alternative options for your group.

Special Event Signage

PTS provides customized directional signage for lots and garages on event days; which provide parking directions, instructions for restricted or closed parking areas, and if permit or cost is required. Contact PTS at (520) 621-7293 for more information or to make arrangements for specialized event signage

Specific Campus Event Regulations & Parking Information

  • Athletic Parking:

  • Commencement Parking Information:
    • Parking is available for Spring Commencement at all University surface lots and garages. We suggest that you park in any UA visitor parking garage, surface lots South of Sixth Street, or north of mall to avoid traffic congestion and parking confusion. Disabled parking will be available in the Cherry Avenue Garage.

      UA Cat Tran shuttle service will be provided from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Cat Tran drop off for the event is on the south side of Arizona Stadium.

  • Mall Events:
    • Mall access is available for loading and unloading for those who have an approved Mall Event form. Form authorization must be approved by Visitor Parking Operations; they can be reached at (520) 626-4722.

  • Permit Holder Parking Restrictions on Special Events & Game Days: -
  • Residence Hall Move-In Parking Information:
    • At the beginning of the Fall semester, certain areas near the residence halls are turned into short-term loading and unloading zones, to facilitate students who are moving in and out of the residence halls. Details are available in our Residence Hall Move-In Parking Map.

  • Road Closures:
    • Please note events requiring road closures, Parking and Transportation must be contacted at least three (3) weeks prior. All road closures must have barricade plans AND signature from PTS Director or assigned PTS representative. Contact Special Events Operations at (520) 621-7293 for more information or to make arrangements.