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Parking & Accessibility


Parking on campus will be affected due to Commencement. We encourage guests and graduates to carpool to maximize the use of all available parking spaces. Please obey all posted signs and refrain from parking on grass or fields. View a map of all parking locations.

Parking for graduates and guests during the Commencement ceremonies will be available in Lot K, adjacent to Trask Coliseum. Guests with a state issued Handicapped Placard are encouraged to park in Lot K at Wagoner Drive. If you do not have a state issued Handicapped Placard, you may drop family members off in front of Trask Coliseum, prior to finding a parking space.

Click here to view parking suggestions for departmental events and receptions.

Faculty and Staff Parking

Please be aware that there are several commencement ceremonies taking place on Saturday. Also, there are multiple receptions in various locations. Parking will be limited in the affected areas. Please allow extra time to get to your desired locations and to find parking.

Feel free to contact the parking office during regular business hours if you need further assistance.


Special seating arrangements on the lower level of Trask Coliseum will be provided for guests who are physically challenged. Due to limited seating, the entire family may not be able to sit on the lower lever. Families may be asked to sit in the bleachers on the lower level.

Sign Language Interpreter

A sign language interpreter will be available for individuals who are hearing impaired. Guests who need access to the sign language interpreter should go to the front of the bleachers on the lower level of Trask Coliseum.


Students or guests who need reasonable accommodations during commencement should make a request to the Office of Transition Programs at 910.962.3089 or at Please make requests at least 7 days prior to commencement.