Event, Parking, and Transportation Information

  • Prohibited Items

    Please be advised that the following items are strictly prohibited within the KCAC:

    • Backpacks and large purses
    • Outside food and beverage
    • Pocket knives
    • Fire arms or weapons of any type
    • Laser pointers
    • Signs/banners
    • Helium-filled balloons
    • Wrapped boxes/gifts
    • Professional cameras/equipment
    • Air horns/noise-making devices
    • Professional audio recording devices
    • Reserving seats for late arrivals following the beginning of the ceremony
    • All bags are subject to inspection
    • Use of tobacco products, smoking, or e-cigarettes within the building

    Please Note: It may not be possible to grant access to the arena/auditorium for late arrivals due to venue capacity.

    Parking and Traffic Information

    We recommend that guests arrive early, before each ceremony, to allow for adequate travel time from parking areas to Fisher Auditorium and the Kovalchick Complex. Designated parking lots near the Kovalchick Complex, Fisher Auditorium, and across the IUP campus will be used for commencement parking at no charge. The majority of parking will be available off of Wayne Avenue or Oakland Avenue. Parking attendants will direct you to available lots and parking spaces in the area.

    Please see the IUP campus parking and shuttle route map and the text-based, color-coded document from the IUP Parking website for details. Expect increased traffic on Wayne Avenue, Oakland Avenue, and Maple Street. Local traffic is encouraged to avoid this area and find alternative routes.

    Parking for IUP Guests Requiring ADA Accessibility

    Guests who require ADA Accessible parking may park in the Clark Hall Lot for the Graduate Ceremony. For the Undergraduate Ceremony, guests who require Accessible parking may park in the lot directly in front of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (SE corner of facility—limited spaces) or directly west of the facility. Parking attendants on-site will direct you to the available spaces in the area. A disability parking placard is required to park in these areas. Please have placard displayed when arriving on campus. Map, Directions, and Parking

    Drop-off for Guests with Limited Accessibility

    For the safety of IUP guests and to maintain traffic flow, stopping and drop-off is prohibited along Pratt Drive.

    Limited accessibility drop-off is permitted in the drive-through circle directly in front of the KCAC for the Undergraduate Ceremony. Please also use the Indigo Shuttle Service available in each primary parking lot if you have difficulty walking extended distances.

    Indigo Guest Shuttle

    Complimentary shuttle bus service will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to provide transportation from the public parking areas to Fisher Auditorium and the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC) before each Commencement Ceremony, and from the venues back to the parking areas and around the IUP campus after the ceremony. The Indigo Shuttle Service “Route Shout” application is available for downloading for real-time access to the shuttle schedules.

    Shuttle drivers are available to assist with shuttle information and campus maps.

    We appreciate your patience with the return shuttle, as it may take longer to return guests back to the parking lots. To view maps of the parking areas, or to access the coordinates for each lot, please visit the IUP Parking website.

    For questions related to Commencement parking, please contact the IUP Parking and Visitor Services office at 724-357-8748.