Directions & Parking Information for Spring Commencement



Please follow these important guidelines to make parking as delay-free as possible on Commencement day, Saturday, May 13. Ample parking is available on-site at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre, located at 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Please plan to arrive early - the heaviest volume of traffic arrives in the half-hour prior to the start of the Commencement ceremony. **Guests for the afternoon ceremony should not arrive at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater before 1:30 p.m. Guests arriving before this time will find that the parking lot has not been cleared and ready for the afternoon ceremony traffic.**

Parking attendants will direct guests to available parking - your patience and cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Parking for the disabled is located directly in front of the main entrance and is available to patrons who possess a handicapped parking sticker, hang tag or license plate.

For more information, please visit Oakdale Theatre's website.

Directions from North or South

From Connecticut Turnpike (I-95)

            • If traveling North, take Exit 48 for I-91
            • From I-91 North or South, take Exit 13
            • At end of ramp take left and get in far right lane
            • At first traffic light take right onto Toelles Road
            • Follow to end and take a right onto Hartford Turnpike Road
            • Oakdale Theatre is located 1.5 miles on the left
          • From Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) North or South

            • Take Exit 64
            • At the end of the ramp, take a left onto Hartford Turnpike Road
            • Oakdale Theatre is located one mile on the right
          • From Route 10 North or South

            • Proceed to Cheshire
            • Turn onto Cook Hill Road traveling East
            • The Route 10/Cook Hill Road intersection is located near the Cheshire Nurseries
            • Follow Cook Hill Road to the end
            • Take right onto Hartford Turnpike
            • Oakdale Theatre is located 200 yards on the right
          • Directions From East or West

            From Route I-84

              • Take Exit 27 for I-691 East
              • From I-691, take Exit 10 for Route 15 South – Merritt Parkway
              • Take Exit 64
              • At the end of the ramp, take a left onto Hartford Turnpike Road
              • Oakdale Theatre is located one mile on the right.

 Planning Ahead

It is strongly recommended to make reservations as soon as possible to ensure accommodations for out-of-town guests.Please visit the following pages when planning your visit:

Places to Stay Near Campus (West Haven, CT)

Places to Stay Near Oakdale Theatre (Wallingford, CT)