Getting there: A guide to Johns Hopkins commencement shuttles, parking, and more

As the countdown to commencement begins, there is one big reminder that bears repeating: Johns Hopkins' universitywide commencement ceremony will be held off-campus this year at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore. The event begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

The move away from Homewood Field comes with several perks, including an indoor, climate-controlled ceremony and the ability for members of the Class of 2016 to invite as many guests as they would like. But the change means there are new logistics to keep in mind. Graduates, their friends and family, faculty, and staff who are planning to attend the ceremony are encouraged to take a moment now to become familiar with everything that's new this year.

The map below provides a quick review of the major details. A full run-down, from schedules to shuttle rides, is available on the university's commencement website.