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The graduate school is pleased to offer accessibility accommodations for faculty, graduates, and guests. Tickets are not required.

The deadline to request accommodations was Friday, May 26, 2023.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Reservations are only needed for guests who require wheelchair access. Guests with all other mobility needs, such as using canes or walkers, are invited to join us in the accessible seating section in Pamplin Sports Center (floor seats that require no steps to access). These are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but they are set aside from the general seating in the bleachers so all our guests who need to access them will be able to. Please arrive early (by 9:30 a.m. when possible) and limit the number of companions in the accessible seating area to a maximum of 4.

Accessible Guest Drop-off and Parking Permit

On the day of the commencement ceremony, drivers may drop off guest(s) who require mobility accommodations and proceed to park the vehicle. Arrival no later than 9:30 AM is encouraged. 

  • GSEC Commencement Accessibility Map 
  • Enter the campus at Gate #3.
  • Show the campus safety officer inside Gate #3 either a state-issued “disabled person parking permit” or print and show the L&C GSEC Commencement Accessible Parking Permit.
  • A campus safety officer will direct the driver to the passenger drop-off area in the Lower Pamplin parking lot.  
  •  Look for the signs that read: “Special Needs Passenger Drop-off.” 
  • After dropping off their passengers, drivers will be directed to available parking in the east section of Upper Griswold parking lot.

Guests will be greeted by an usher who will direct them to the accessible seating section.

Accessible Guest Pick-up and Drop-off for After-Reception

Following the commencement ceremony, guests who have requested mobility accommodations may either catch the shuttle in front of Pamplin Gym to the after-reception on the Graduate Campus or be picked up by their driver.

  • GSEC Commencement Accessibility Map
  • Guests being picked up by their driver will return to the Lower Pamplin parking lot where they originally entered Pamplin Gym.
  • Their driver will exit the Upper Griswold parking lot and return to Lower Pamplin by exiting Gate 2 and entering Gate 3 off of S. Palatine Hill Road. 
  • After the guest is picked up, return to S. Palatine Hill Road and continue to Gate 7. 
  • Show the campus safety officer at Gate #7 either a state-issued “disabled person parking permit” or print and show the L&C GSEC Commencement Accessible Parking Permit
  • You will be directed to park in the West Parking Loop on the Graduate Campus. (The after-reception with complimentary food trucks will be located in the Staff parking lot at this location.)

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the ceremony and reception.