Information for Guests

Date and Location

Date: May 14th, 2020
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Alamodome 
                 100 MONTANA ST.
                 San Antonio, TX 78203
Note: Parking will cost $15 per vehicle

 

Attending the Commencement

Welcome, and congratulations on your graduate's remarkable achievement of earning a college degree! Commencement is not only a major event in a graduate's life but also a celebration and acknowledgement of you—friends and family—who have provided guidance, care and support to the new graduate. We hope the information on this website will help you have the most enjoyable experience possible on this special day.

Ceremony

Doors will open approximately 2 hours before the ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Alamodome.
All names will be called. The ceremony should take approximately 2—2.5 hours
After the ceremony, please exit the Alamodome to congratulate your graduate. No re-entry will be allowed.

Tickets

No ticket is required. There will be open seating for guests.

Noisemakers, Balloons, Flowers and Refreshments

No noisemakers, balloons, flowers, or outside refreshments will be allowed inside the Alamodome. Minimal concessions will be available.

 

Services for People with Ailments

For Physical, Mental, or other Special needs and accommodations, please contact the Access Office located in CCC-204, or by phone at 210-486-4466 or by email at: nvc-access@alamo.edu

 

Directions and Parking

Directions to Lots B & C (General Parking, Alamodome)

Coming from IH-35 North
Use the New Braunfels Street exit, south on New Braunfels to Commerce Street, west on Commerce Street to Cherry Street, south on Cherry Street and into lots.

Coming from IH-35 South
Use US-90 East to New Braunfels Street exit, north on New Braunfels to Commerce Street, west on Commerce Street to Cherry Street, south on Cherry Street and into lots.

Coming from IH-10 East
Use Hackberry Street exit, north on Hackberry to Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., west on Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. to Cherry Street, North on Cherry Street and into lots.

Coming from IH-10 West
Use IH-35 north to New Braunfels Street exit, south on New Braunfels to Commerce Street, West on Commerce Street to Cherry Street, south on Cherry Street and into lots.

Coming from IH-37 South
Use Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. exit, east on Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. exit to Cherry Street, north on Cherry Street and into lots.

Coming from US 281 North
Use Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. exit, east on Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. exit to Cherry Street, north on Cherry Street and into lots.

Traffic

Due to the high number of guests in attendance for the ceremony, heavy traffic congestion is anticipated in the Alamodome/Downtown areas. Families are strongly advised to arrive at least ONE (1) hour prior to the start of the ceremony. Additional parking options are available in private lots or downtown parking garages. Click here for more information on downtown parking.

Parking

Northwest Vista College is not responsible for parking during this event. Please visit the Alamodome website to plan ahead for parking.

General parking is available in Lots B and C at the Alamodome. The parking rate is set by the City of San Antonio and subject to change. Currently the parking rate is $20.00 parking fee per vehicle, including parking for graduates. Graduates are encouraged to park with their families and then walk to the student check-in area. No drop-offs!

Handicapped Parking
There are limited marked handicapped parking spaces in Lot A, at $15.00 per vehicle. Once allotted marked handicapped spaces have been filled, guests will still be able to park in Lot A at $15.00 per vehicle. Disabled guests may enter at the south entrance and plaza level of the Alamodome.

Lot A Egress
There is a new egress plan for families who have a disabled parking pass for Lot A at the Alamodome. After the ceremony is over, traffic exiting Lot A onto the IH-37 Frontage Road will be directed left toward westbound Cesar Chavez Boulevard or southbound IH-37. This new exit route will be in effect for approximately two hours following the ceremony.