College of Medicine and Life Sciences - Commencement

John F. Savage Arena Directions and Parking

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Our College of Medicine and Life Sciences Commencement ceremony will take place at John F. Savage Arena on UToledo's Main Campus.

Savage Arena is located 10 minutes north of the Health Science Campus.


Aerial view of John F. Savage Arena

The College of Medicine and Life Sciences Commencement Exercises will be held at John F. Savage Arena on The University of Toledo's Main Campus.

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Savage Arena has the following sections available for accommodations: sections 103, 104, 107, 108, & 110.

Because there are no tickets required for our Commencement, the sections are first-come, first-served and are not assigned. 

Parking Areas

Parking opens at Noon. (Commencement is at 2 p.m.) Parking closes at 5 p.m. Available lots: 1N/1S/2/3/4/5/6/10. Anyone who parks on campus before noon or after 5 p.m. without a permit will be ticketed. 

Doors will open to Savage Arena at noon, two hours before the ceremony.

Graduating students

  • Areas 5 and 6 are the recommended parking areas for graduating students.


  • Areas: 1N, 1S, 2, and 10 are the recommended areas for guest parking.

Handicapped accessible

  • Guests/family members/friends who have a state issued disability parking permit needing to access disability parking can park in Area/Lot 4 off Douglas Road. Spaces in Lot 4 are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Area/Lot 4 off Douglas Road is the recommended parking area for faculty and staff, who will enter Savage Arena through the Rocket Plaza entrance. There is additional parking available for faculty and staff in area 3.
Last Updated: 6/27/22