18:00 PM

Traffic Alert: Thousands expected to attend multiple events at Ohio State on Sunday

A large autumn quarter graduating class and a home men’s basketball game with Western Carolina is expected to bring more than 30,000 people to campus on Sunday (12/12).

Commencement will be held at the Jerome Schottenstein Center; men’s basketball takes place at St. John Arena. Both events have a 2 p.m. start time, which means that highways, campus streets and parking facilities will be unusually congested.

Those planning to be on campus should allow additional travel time and expect heavy traffic. Graduates and their families are encouraged to arrive early if possible. If approaching campus via SR 315, they should exit at either North Broadway or Ackerman, and park in the surface lots west of the Olentangy River.

Ticket holders for the basketball game should exit at Lane Avenue or King/Kinnear or Med Center exits and park in the surface lots or parking garages east of the Olentangy River. Uniformed officers will be stationed throughout the area to assist fans and visitors to the closest parking spot, which may be past their designated venue. SEE:http://www.tp.ohio-state.edu/alerts/FallCommencement.shtml