Parking, Directions, and Map

All Commencement Ceremonies are held at the Watsco Center located at 1245 Dauer Drive in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Commencement Ceremony Parking

Parking areas are conveniently located near the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus. Please refer to the color-coded parking map for commencement ceremony parking locations. Parking passes or permits are not required for any of our commencement parking lots. Commencement guests are encouraged to park at the following locations:

  • General Parking lots located adjacent to the Watsco Center at 1245 Dauer Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146, and between University Drive and Campo Sano Avenue
  • Pavia Garage located at 5615 Pavia St, Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • Merrick Garage located at 5501 Merrick St, Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • Mahoney-Pearson Garage located at 5183 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Golf carts and shuttles will be running continuously for guests who cannot walk long distances to and from the Watsco Center from surrounding parking lots. No reservations are needed. Rideshare pick-up and drop-off is located on Stanford Drive.

Parking at Ponce de Leon Garage is reserved for patients of the Lennar Foundation Medical Center only, and will be strictly enforced during commencement. Please note city officials will enforce all metered parking on campus and at the University Metrorail station.

Note: Schools and colleges may host receptions for their graduates and guests. Click here for detailed information on reception locations.

Special Needs Parking

Special Needs Parking is located in lot 425S and 425N, adjacent to the Watsco Center on Walsh Avenue. Entrance through Dickinson is encouraged to access these spaces. State-issued disabled parking permits are required. Golf carts and shuttles will be running continuously for guests who cannot walk long distances to and from the Watsco Center from surrounding parking lots. No reservations are needed.

For more information on Special Needs accommodations, please visit the accessibility page.

Directions to the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables Campus

Directions from the NORTH

  • Take US-1/South Dixie Highway south to Stanford Drive
    • Turn right on Stanford Drive
    • Turn left on Ponce de Leon Boulevard
    • Make a right turn on Merrick Drive

Directions from the SOUTH

  • Take US-1/South Dixie Highway north to South Alhambra Circle
    • Turn left on South Alhambra Circle
    • Turn right on Ponce de Leon Boulevard
    • Make a left turn on Dickinson Drive