Parking and Inclement Weather


Commencement guests may park in any any legal parking space (including faculty, staff, or student parking space) on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is not allowed in tow zones, handicapped spaces without proper permit, or on campus lawns. Cars cannot park along the Laurel Parade route on Saturday morning or on the inner part of the campus on Commencement Day. Parking may be available in the peripheral lots (Equestrian, Gorse, Jewitt Lot, Mary Lyon, Ham‐MacGregor, or grass lot on the corner of Morgan St. and Route 116).

Disabled Guests

You will be able to drop guests off between Porter and Safford (or at Kendall Hall, in case of inclement weather). All vehicles must then be parked in a marked space.

Cars in Illegal Parking Areas Will Be Towed

We will tow cars at the owner’s expense if they block emergency or delivery access to a residence hall, handicapped zones without proper permit and any tow zones, or if they are on the Saturday morning parade route, which will be clearly marked.

Inclement Weather

The decision to move indoors to the Field House in the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex will be made by 8:00 am. A notification will appear on the College website. Rain or shine, seniors line up at 9:30 am in Howard Gymnasium in Kendall (basketball gymnasium).

If the event is held indoors, seating for guests will begin at 9:00 am. Faculty should line up at 10:00 am in the hallway outside of the dance studios. Also at 10:00 am, robing and line-up for the president, honorary degree recipients, escorts, trustees, chaplains and other members of the platform party will take place. The procession would then begin promptly at 10:00 am. If the rain plan is used, the faculty do not sit on stage as they would in the amphitheater, but rather in the front sections of the two far sides of the Field House seating.

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