You should plan on some traffic delays traveling into Foxborough to Gillette Stadium. As a reminder to guests, it is recommended you plan your arrival no earlier than the stadium access time listed for your ceremony. This will reduce the traffic you may experience and all guests with tickets are guaranteed a seat in the stadium.
Once at Gillette, police officers, parking attendants and/or signage will direct you to parking lots. Graduates and guests will park and enter the stadium at different lots and entrances.
Guests may park in Lots 3, 4 or 5 at Gillette Stadium (see maps below).
Please visit our parking page for additional parking information.
A valid ticket must be presented for admission to the ceremony. Tickets are accepted on mobile devices or as printed tickets. The unique barcode on this ticket allows only one entry to the event. The first copy of an E-Ticket (if there are multiple copies made) to arrive at the gate will gain entry after scanning and validation. Other copies of this ticket will be denied entry.
Guests will enter at the Enel Energy Plaza or PrimeSport gates (see maps below). Stadium gates open for guest seating one and a half hours prior to each ceremony. Please arrive early to locate parking and be seated prior to the start of the procession. Graduate, platform party and faculty begin processing 25 minutes prior to ceremony start time, all guests should be in their seats at this time.
Guests requiring accessibility accommodations are asked to complete an Accessibility Request Form prior to July 15th. Those who complete a form will be contacted by staff with more information related admittance and seating.
Stadium policy prohibits readmission to individuals who exit the stadium.
We encourage both graduates and guests to watch the weather forecast and dress according to the ever-changing New England weather. The weather is traditionally very warm in late July. Keep in mind the stadium is outdoors and graduates and guests will be exposed to the elements.