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Parking at Homecoming: What are the options?

Norwich Homecoming Parking Ahead

We are looking forward to welcoming you back the Hill for Homecoming and want to ensure your experience is a memorable one in all the right ways! One commonly asked question is “what about parking?” Here is everything you need to know about Homecoming parking.

Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19:

All alumni and guests are free to park on campus in available spaces.


Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21:

For the parking spaces on campus, our priority is to accommodate members of the Old Guard, the 50th reunion class and visitors with a handicap parking tag. Only vehicles displaying an approved parking hangtag will be able to gain access to campus on Friday and Saturday. All other vehicles will be directed to a complimentary off-site parking lot along their route to Northfield and then take a free shuttle to campus.

For Old Guard and members of the Class of 1969:
Those who registered for Homecoming before August 10 will automatically be mailed a complimentary parking pass for a reserved spot in a designated area.  Parking hangtags will be mailed to the address used in your Homecoming registration. Hangtags for your reserved lot will be mailed on August 20. If you registered after August 10th, you’ll park in a complimentary off-site parking lot along your route to Northfield and then take a free shuttle to campus. See below for details on the free shuttles.

For those with a physical disability placard:
Please indicate that you have a physical disability placard when you register for Homecoming. Display your official physical disability placard when you arrive to campus and you’ll be directed to a specific parking area.

For other alumni and guests: four options! 
1.   Free off-site parking with continuous shuttles.  Shuttles to/from campus will be running every 15 minutes on Friday (7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.) and Saturday (7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.). We’ve secured several lots for parking along your route to campus:

  • Coming from the north: Take I-89, exit #8 into Montpelier and follow Rt. 12 where you’ll be directed to a parking area on your way to Northfield.
  • Coming from the south: Take I-89, exit #5 and you’ll be directed to a parking area as you approach Northfield.
  • Coming from the Sugarbush/Mad River Valley area: You’ll be directed to a parking area after the Roxbury Mountain Road.

2.  Paid on-campus parking: Two-day parking passes (good for Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.) are available on a first-come, first reserved basis while they last.   **NOTE 8/21/19: PAID ON CAMPUS PARKING IS SOLD OUT.** 

3.   Charter a private shuttle bus: For door-to-door service at the time and location of your choice, reserve a 52-passenger school bus for your class or group.


4.   
Carpool: Carpooling with classmates and/or other alumni staying near you is encouraged! Use our carpool match to find a ride or sign up as a driver. Use your Vermont hotel location or town where you are staying as the address to connect with others in your area.