Driving Time: Given that Commencement is held on Memorial Day weekend it is recommended that graduates & guests allow ample time to get to the Tacoma Dome and park. The Tacoma Dome is located just off Interstate-5 where congestion is frequent this time of year due to holiday travelers & summer construction projects. Visit the Washington Department of Transportation website for current traffic conditions.
Parking: There is no fee for parking in the Tacoma Dome parking lots for the PLU Commencement Ceremony. The Tacoma Dome has 10 public parking lots with over 3,000 spaces. Lots E & K are reserved for guests with disabilities & are van accessible. All lots are wheelchair accessible.
Seating: The Tacoma Dome Arena opens at 1:30 PM for seating. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis; there is no assigned seating. Reserving seats is not permitted. The Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall opens to Graduation Candidates at 1:30 PM to form the Academic Processional. Guests are not allowed in the Exhibition Hall.
Wheelchair Accessibility: The Tacoma Dome Arena is wheelchair accessible; volunteers are available to direct guests to open wheelchair seating. One companion is permitted to sit with the wheelchair user.