Directions and Travel
Commencement Ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass
Parking will be available at the Hayman Center, in West Campus lots, and in the South Campus parking lots. In addition, parking will be available at Central High School. Because the number of parking spaces near La Salle is limited, graduates and their guests are strongly encouraged to car pool. There will be a free shuttle service to and from the West Campus lots. When individual University parking lots become full, they will be closed.
Special access can be provided for vans/cars discharging passengers, and University Security personnel will be present at both events to provide directions. After discharging passengers, vans/cars will then need to be moved to general parking areas.
If such access is needed, please submit a request one week prior to Commencement by U.S. mail, fax, or e-mail. Mail letters to Commencement Accessibility, Security and Safety Office, La Salle University, 1900 W. Olney Ave., Attention Box 825, Philadelphia, PA 19141; fax to 215.951.1328; or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To La Salle University:
From I-76 West, exit at U.S. 1 North (Exit 340B, Roosevelt Blvd.) From U.S. 1 North (Roosevelt Blvd.), exit at Broad Street (Route 611). Make a left turn onto Broad Street and go three traffic lights to Belfield Avenue. Make a left onto Belfield Avenue and go five traffic lights to the six-point intersection where Belfield, 18th Street, Ogontz, and Ruscomb meet.
From Route I-76 East to U.S. 1 North (Exit 340B, Roosevelt Blvd.)
After exiting I-76 to U.S. 1 North, follow the directions above.
From New Jersey via the Walt Whitman Bridge
Follow I-76 West to U.S. 1 North directions.
From New Jersey via the Ben Franklin Bridge
Take Route 676 West to I-76 West, and then follow the directions to U.S. 1 North.
From the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Exit at Fort Washington and Route 309 South. Stay on Route 309 South to the end.
At Cheltenham Avenue, Route 309 becomes Ogontz Avenue. Continue on Ogontz Avenue to Olney Avenue. Make a right turn onto Olney Avenue.
From the New Jersey Turnpike
Take Exit 6 onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and then follow the directions from the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
From Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and other points South
Take I-95 North to Route 676 West. Take 676 West to I-76 West, and then follow the
directions for I-76 West to U.S. 1 North.
From North New Jersey or Northeast Philadelphia
Take I-95 South and exit at Route 676 West. Take Route 676 West to I-76 West, and then
follow the directions to U.S. 1 North.
To University Parking Lots:
From 18th Street and Belfield Avenue, using the Sunoco station as a landmark focal point:
To South Campus Lots (400 spaces)—Lots A, B, C, and D on Campus Map Stay on Belfield Avenue (bear left of the Sunoco station), follow to Lindley Avenue (first traffic light after the Sunoco station). Make a right turn onto Lindley, and the entrance to the South Campus lots will be on your left.
To Hayman Center Lots (400 spaces)—Lots E and H on Campus Map
Stay on Belfield Avenue to Wister Street (second traffic light after the Sunoco station). Make a right turn onto Wister Street, go to the next traffic light (Olney Avenue), and make a right turn onto Olney Avenue. The entrance to the Hayman Center lot will be on your right at the next traffic light.
To West Campus (165 spaces)—Lot K
Follow the above directions to Wister Street; however, the entrance driveway that leads into K Lot will be midway up Wister Street on the left.
To West Campus (600 spaces)—Lot J
From 20th Street and Olney Avenue, proceed west on Olney Avenue. Go two traffic lights to Wister Street. Immediately after crossing Wister Street, make a left turn onto Penn Boulevard (Germantown Hospital Entrance). The entrance into J Lot is on the right next to the guard booth at the end of Penn Boulevard. (Note: a free shuttle will be provided from this lotto the Commencement site.)
To Shoppes at La Salle (300 spaces)—Lot G
From 20th Street and Olney Avenue, proceed west on Olney Avenue. Go two traffic lights and cross Wister Street. Enter the first or second driveway on the right. (Note: a free shuttle will be provided from this lot to the Commencement site.)
To Central High School Lot (400 spaces)
Make a right turn onto Ogontz Avenue (bear right of the Sunoco station). Follow Ogontz Avenue to Olney Avenue (third traffic light). Make a left turn onto Olney Avenue, and the driveway entrance to the Central High School lot is approximately 100 feet on your left.