Travel Information

Directions, parking information, visas, and accommodations

There is no reserved parking for IUPUI Commencement. However, a number of parking garages and surface lots are within walking distance of Michael A. Carroll Stadium.

IUPUI can help international guests as they apply for visas to attend IUPUI Commencement.

In addition, hotels and other lodgings are available in downtown Indianapolis for Commencement weekend.

Michael A. Carroll Stadium

1001 W New York St
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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International guests will need a printed letter of invitation to obtain their visas. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) helps guests who will be traveling internationally to attend Commencement. To get the process started:

  • IUPUI students log in to using their CAS login.
  • Follow the links to “Letter of Invitation.”
  • A notarized letter of invitation will be prepared for international family members, and you will be notified by email when the letter is ready.
  • IUPUI students can pick up letters from OIA. If you have questions they can be answered at that time.
  • If you are an international guest, please contact the Office of International Affairs to find more information about attending IUPUI Commencement.
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Where to stay

Downtown Indianapolis and the surrounding area have thousands of hotel rooms and suites, cabins, campgrounds, and guesthouses to accommodate Commencement visitors.

  • Contact each lodging property for their reservation policies.
  • Reserve early—rooms are in high demand.
  • Check room availability often at
  • Call 800-323-INDY (4639) for assistance in finding rooms.