Traffic tips for attending IU Bloomington Commencement this weekend


Prepare for possible delays. I-69 construction through Martinsville includes a brief lane restriction for south bound traffic. From Martinsville to Bloomington there are no planned lane closures.
Alternate routes:

  1. I-65 to State Road 46 West or
  2. State Road 67 to State Road 39 to I-69

Both routes provide access to Memorial Stadium and Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, which is on the State Road 45/46 Bypass. This traffic pattern may be modified at the discretion of law enforcement agencies.

Commencement traffic patterns

traffic patterns for commencement weekend
  • Heavy traffic congestion is expected. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.
  • Graduating students should arrive at Mellencamp Pavilion by 7:30 a.m.; families and friends should arrive at Memorial Stadium when stadium gates are scheduled to open at 8 a.m.
  • The Orange Lot through Gate 4 will be reserved for drop-off and ADA Parking only.
  • One-way traffic patterns will go into effect a minimum of 2 hours prior to event.
  • 17th Street will be one-way east from N. College Avenue to Fee Lane (two lanes).
  • Northbound traffic on Dunn Street will not be allowed to turn left/west onto the SR 45/46 Bypass.
  • Please be aware that large bags, umbrellas, and signs are not permitted into the Commencement venues.
  • Standard security measures, including the use of metal detectors,will be in place when entering the Commencement venue.