University of Toledo

Road & Parking Closures

From: University News
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:38 AM
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Subject: Lots closing for Homecoming; please use alternative lots

Message from The University of Toledo

As a reminder to all faculty, staff and students, several parking lots will be impacted Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, due to Homecoming festivities.

This year’s Edward C. and Helen G. Schmakel Homecoming parade will start at 10:30 a.m., beginning on W. Bancroft Street and traveling through the Old Orchard neighborhood in the direction it followed last year. To help you enjoy watching the parade with friends and family, visit for the parade route and other details.

To help you navigate traffic if you will be on Main Campus, please note:

  • To provide parade participants and floats space to assemble, Lots 12 and 13 will be closed from 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct 5, until the end of the parade (at approximately noon on Saturday); therefore, all cars need to be removed from these two lots by 11:59 p.m. on Friday.

  • Lot 14 also will be impacted – on Saturday from approximately 8 a.m. to noon – until the parade passes.

  • The entrances to Campus Drive and West Towerview also will be temporarily closed for the parade to pass through campus.

  • The above lot closures are in addition to other lots routinely closed on game day, including Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 18 and 28.

To assist you with parking, these alternate lots are recommended for Saturday: 1N, 1S, 2, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and the East Parking Garage.

Staff will be on hand to open Lots 12 and 13 as soon as the parade passes through, and to help ensure traffic is well-managed on Homecoming Day, when hundreds of additional vehicles will be on campus.

Your patience and attention to safety are appreciated. Thank you!

Sherri Kaspar
Director, Parking and Transportation


Parade Lineup & Lot Closures:
Lineup of the parade will begin between 8:30am and 9:30am. Parking lots 12 and 13 will close and will be used for the parade lineup. The West Parking Garage will be open for parking prior to 8:30am. Egress from the West Parking Garage is contingent upon the completion and breakdown of the parade. Please note that individuals who plan to use the West Parking Garage will not be able to exit the garage until after the completion and breakdown of the parade. We do not know the exact time this area will reopen. Therefore, if you need to exit the area prior to noon please consider alternative parking.

Road Closures for Parade Lineup:
A number of roads will close for lineup of the parade. The following roads will close for the lineup and will re-open when the parade clears the area:

  • W. Rocket Drive at Lot 26
  • W. Towerview
  • Campus Drive 

Road Closure for Parade:
Bancroft Street and additional roads in Old Orchard will close for the parade. 

Recommended Parking:
The following lots recommended for parking: Lots 1N, 1S, 2, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and the East Garage.

Last Updated: 10/3/18