Parking & Travel Information
UK Parking & Transportation will open the lots in the vicinity of Memorial Coliseum beginning at noon on December 20th. For a map of these lots, please click the link above. All the lots shaded in blue (with the exception of the College View South Lot) will be available for guest parking. In addition, Parking Structure #5 on the corner of Limestone and Euclid will be available to University guests free of charge. You will still need to take a ticket when you enter the garage, but the parking gates will be raised at 6:00 p.m. and kept open until 10:00 p.m. so guests can exit the garage without incurring any parking fees.
DRIVING TO PARKING GARAGE (409 S. Limestone Ave.):
Traveling North on I-75 (From Southeastern Kentucky)
Take Exit 104 (marked Athens/Lexington). Turn left off the ramp onto Athens-Boonesboro/Richmond Road and follow to downtown Lexington for approximately 8 miles. Turn left onto South Upper Street. Go through four stoplights and turn left into the parking garage (just after Fazoli's restaurant).
Traveling South on I-75/I-64 East or West (From No. Kentucky/Louisville or Eastern Kentucky)
Take Exit 113 (marked Paris/Lexington). Turn right off the exit ramp onto North Broadway (US 68). Follow through downtown for 3.5 miles. One block past Hyatt Regency Lexington, turn left onto Maxwell Street. At the second light, make a right onto South Upper Street. Enter the parking garage on the left (just after Fazoli’s restaurant).
From Bluegrass Parkway (From Elizabethtown or Western Kentucky)
Turn right off the exit onto Route 60 (Versailles Road). Follow until it becomes a one-way street, West Maxwell Street. After crossing Broadway, take a right at the second light onto South Upper Street. Enter the parking garage on the left (just after Fazoli's restaurant).
Traveling North on US-27 (From Nicholasville Road or Harrodsburg Road)
Take US 27-N (Nicholasville Road) and continue straight (27-N turns into Limestone Street). After driving under the third skywalk, enter the parking garage on the left.
WALKING or RIDING FROM PARKING GARAGE TO COMMENCEMENT
All parties should take the pedestrian bridge located on Level Three Stair A of the parking garage across Limestone Avenue to campus. If you choose to use the free shuttle service, you will be picked up at the bottom of the pedestrian bridge. The shuttle will run continuously from 12:30 to 8:30 PM.
The University of Kentucky is proud to welcome all our graduates' friends and families to beautiful Lexington, KY. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, Lexington offers big city amenities with small town charm. Lexington is in Eastern Time zone.
If you are planning to stay overnight in a local hotel, we strongly recommend that you make your hotel reservations as early as possible. There are many events scheduled in Lexington and hotel availability may be limited. The following is provided for your convenience:
- Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau
301 East Vine Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
- BlueGrass Airport
4000 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510
- Yellow Cab Taxicabs
- Wildcat Cabs
- Discount Cab
- Lexington Tazi