Information on Gate Hours for Constellation 2023 will be announced later this Spring.

The below information applies to Constellation 2022 and is included for reference only.

We are making two major changes to our Gate Hours for Constellation 2022: restricting vehicle movement after 8pm on Friday and no longer allowing In & Outs.

The Gate hours for Constellation 2022 are as follows:

  • Thursday, October 6: 12pm (noon) to 11:59pm (midnight)
  • Friday, October 7: 9am to 11:59pm (midnight)
    • Full access from 9am to 7:59pm
    • Carry-in only from 8pm to 11:59pm (midnight)
  • Saturday, October 8: 9am to 4pm, carry-in only

Anyone who arrives outside of these times will be turned away, and any attempts to violate the posted Gate Hours will be reported to the Conduct Committee. Of note, if we do not have enough volunteers for a shift in all four critical departments (Gate/Guardians/Greeters/Parking), gate hours may be shortened.

One of the things we are going to try to promote this year is a pedestrian-friendly environment, where no drivers are maneuvering through the site after sundown on Friday. We’ve noticed that there is very little time where people walking don’t have to share the roads with drivers, and we have lots of people walking around and events happening on Friday night and all day on Saturday, making sharing the roads difficult and uncomfortable. If you arrive after 8pm on Friday, October 7 or anytime on Saturday, October 8, you will be directed to park your vehicle in the front parking lot and carry-in your belongings. Carts may be available to help with your personal items, but any large or awkward items that do not fit with you on the cart will not be allowed.

Early entry for theme camps, art grant recipients, and first-shift volunteers are based on approval, and additional information will be sent closer to the event. As a reminder, early entry is a privilege, not a right. It is not an extra night to party and must be spent contributing to the event in the form of setting up your theme camp/art project or volunteering.

Early entry hours for Constellation 2022 are as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 5: 2pm till 11:59pm (midnight)
  • Thursday, October 6: 9am to 12pm (noon)

Of note, In & Outs will no longer be allowed at Constellation. Exceptions will be provided for attendees to return in the event that they have to leave to seek medical care.