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  • The 2020 University Commencement will be held on Friday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m. in the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens.


    Mass Transit

    Use mass transit to make your trip to the venue convenient and cost-effective.

    By Subway
    The 7 train provides convenient service from the Grand Central Terminal to Mets-Willets Point Station, including connections for all Metro-North trains from Westchester and Connecticut. Service is also available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Shuttle buses will be provided between Mets-Willets Point Station and the venue before and after the ceremony.

    The MTA website provides complete schedules and information about the most convenient ways to get to the venue.

    By Long Island Rail Road
    LIRR provides service to Mets-Willets Point Station from Woodside and convenient connections from Penn Station for New Jersey Transit customers. Guests with disabilities can get off the LIRR train at the 61st Street-Woodside Station and transfer to the 7 train, then take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point Station.

    By Taxi or Rideshare
    If you are being dropped off, request that your ride end at the Queens Museum south lot.


    Directions are available from your location to the Citi Field Southfield Lot on Google Maps.


    Parking is available at Citi Field Lot D for a $25 fee. Use the following name and address of the parking area to accurately navigate your way:
    GPS pin address: 120-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, NY 11368

    We strongly encourage the use of mass transit. It is easy, safe, low cost, and environmentally sustainable. Taking the subway is faster than driving to the stadium from most parts of New York City. Shuttle buses from the commuter lot and the Mets-Willets Point subway station (7 train) will be available before and after the ceremony.


    The New School works to ensure that Commencement activities are as accessible as possible to all who wish to attend. Contact Student Disability Services with any Commencement accessibility questions or requests, at or 212.229.5626.

    Accessible Seating

    Accessible seating is available at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Vertical access is provided through ramps and elevators, with escalators offering additional convenience for ambulatory guests. Both the lower and the upper concourses of Arthur Ashe Stadium have wheelchair-accessible seating.

    Ushers are available to direct guests to the accessible seating area. Student Disability Services ushers will be available at the entrances with wheelchairs to shuttle guests needing wheelchair transportation to the accessible seating area and afterward to take them back to the exits. If you or your guests will require special accommodations during University Commencement, please email Student Disability Services at

    During the post-Commencement festival, bench seating will be available around the stadium grounds.

    Accessible Parking
    Guests who have handicapped-parking placards may request an accessible parking permit to park in the accessible lot (Lot A) at Arthur Ashe Stadium by contacting

    Parking will be available to all Commencement guests in Parking Lot D, adjacent to Roosevelt Avenue. There will be a shuttle to take guests from the parking lot to the stadium. In the lot, there will be several accessible spots close to the shuttle bus, along with seating for guests waiting for the bus.

    Guests who are getting dropped off and have a handicapped-parking placard can be dropped off in Accessible Lot A. All other guests being dropped off can direct their rides to Parking Lot D and take the shuttle bus from there. There will be seating for guests waiting for the bus.

    Public Transportation Access

    Guests who are taking the subway (7 train) to Commencement can expect a 0.6-mile walk over a raised boardwalk to the stadium. Guests who are unable to walk that distance can follow the signs on the boardwalk outside the subway stop to a ramp to the parking lot, where a shuttle will be available to take them to the entrance gate. The shuttle stop is approximately 0.2 miles from the subway.

    Guests taking the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) can expect a 0.4-mile walk to the stadium. Guests may choose to walk to the shuttle bus in the parking lot, but it is not much closer and is in the opposite direction of the stadium.

    Accommodations for Guests Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    There will be a section in the accessible seating area with American Sign Language interpreters and Computer Assisted Real-Time Captioning (CART) monitors. Please connect with a Student Disability Services usher at our tables near the entrances for an escort to the seating area.

    Wheelchair Rental Options
    At this time, we are only able to provide wheelchairs to provide transportation into and out of the stadium. If you are a guest who will require the use of a wheelchair for an extended period of time or need one for the festivities after Commencement, we recommend exploring the possibility of renting your own to bring to the event from one of the following companies.

    • Bigelow Surgical
      212.982.7580 (contact: Ralph)
      $15/day; 2-3 chairs available
    • Jones Surgical
      718.261.9500 (contact: Mike)
      $50/chair, including delivery/pickup (one day)
    • Gem Wheelchair & Scooter Co.
      718.969.8600 (contact: Jeff)
    • Chelsea Mobility & Medical Equipment
      212.255.5522 (contact: Mike)
      $35/day standard, $45/day wide; $40 delivery/pickup charge
    • Nu Care Pharmacy & Surgical
      212.462.2525 (contact: Annette)
      $20/day; delivery unavailable

    Questions? Email or call 646.909.2580 (x2580 for campus extensions).

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