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Commencement Directions

Directions to Dorton Arena – Commencement Location

Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

From Meredith College, travel west on Hillsborough Street to Blue Ridge Road. (Make a right out of the main entrance of Meredith's campus.) Turn right onto Blue Ridge Road. Travel approximately a quarter mile and turn left onto Trinity Road. Guests will access parking through Gate 9 on the left side of Trinity Road. Handicapped parking is available. Travel on Hillsborough Street and access handicapped parking through Gate 2 on the right side of the street.

Directions to Campus – Baccalaureate Service Location

The Meredith campus is in west Raleigh. Easy access to the campus is provided by Wade Avenue -- an Interstate 40 connector -- and by US 1/I-440. (For the latest construction information on the Fortify:  I-40/440 Rebuild Project in Raleigh and how it may affect graduation traffic, visit

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport, served by the major airlines, is only eight miles from Meredith.

The directions below guide you to Exit 3, Hillsborough St./Meredith College, on I-440. Turn left off the exit onto Hillsborough Street. At the second traffic light on Hillsborough, turn left into the main entrance to campus. Johnson Hall is straight ahead; there you'll find signs and an information booth for help in locating other facilities.

  • From Highway 70 West -- Exit onto I-440 South (US 1 and 64 West); take I-440 to Exit #3.
  • From Highway 70 East and I-40 East -- From 70 East, take I-40 West. Follow I-40/ 440 West to Exit 293. East travelers, take I-40/440 West as well. At Exit 293, take I-440 North to Exit #3.
  • From I-40 West -- West of Raleigh, follow the Wade Avenue Exit (#289). At the I-440 junction, take I-440 South; stay in right hand lane and take thenext exit (#3).
  • From US 1 South and 64 West -- 64 West travelers take US 1 North. US 1 will become I-440 North. Follow it to Exit #3.
  • From US 64 East -- At the I-440 junction, take I-440 North. Follow it around the western part of the city to Exit #3.
  • From US 1 North and 401 North -- At the I-440 junction, take I-440 West to Exit #3.
  • From US 401 South -- Take I-440 South; follow I-440 to Exit 293, which becomes I-440 North. Take I-440 North to Exit #3.

Contact Information
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