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Parking, Food Service And More

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park?
Free parking is available in any General or Reserved parking lots and in the parking garages on campus.  Plan to arrive early as thousands of people attend the event. There is limited parking near the Taco Bell Arena. Shuttles run to and from the Lincoln Avenue parking garage continuously between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. You will find a campus map with parking locations here.

Is parking available for those with special needs?
Yes. Individuals with special needs can park in the accessible parking area located in the West Stadium parking lot between Taco Bell Arena and Bronco Stadium. You may also park in the Lincoln Avenue and Brady Street parking garages where an accessibility equipped shuttle transports patrons to and from the Taco Bell Arena between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. For additional questions, contact the parking office here.

Who should I contact if I need special accommodations at the event?
At least two weeks prior to the event, contact Mandy Nelson by phone 208-426-1294 or by email

Are refreshments available at the commencement ceremony?
No. The arena does not provide food services at commencement. Food service is available in the Student Union and light refreshments (cookies and punch) are free at the reception after the event. Families with small children may want to view the event from the overflow area of the Student Union. Click here to learn more about the Student Union.  

Can I see the blue football field?
Yes, you can view the blue turf from the patio in the rear of the Allen Noble Hall of Fame at the southwest corner (ground floor) of Albertson Stadium. This building is located across the parking lot from Taco Bell Arena. Due to security and maintenance concerns, you are not allowed to go onto the blue turf for photos. You can take pictures from the patio with the blue turf in the background​. The building is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Click here to learn more

Can I take a campus tour?
There are no guided campus tours offered that day.

Where can I find a campus map?
You can view an interactive campus map here.