Disability Accommodations

Commencement Check-in (Friday, May 18th)

 Disability Parking & Shuttle Service

  • Disability parking will be available in the Lahaye Student Union parking lot.
  • Free shuttle service will be provided to the location of Commencement Check-in from various parking lots around Liberty University's campus. 
  • Commencement Check-in takes place on one level. There are no stairs or large inclines in or around the event.

Baccalaureate ceremony (Friday, May 18th)                                                                    

 Disability Parking

  • Disability parking will be available in the Furnace lot directly across from the Vines Center.
  • You must have disability parking credentials in order to park in this lot. If you do not have disability credentials on your vehicle, you can ask your local DMV ahead of time about temporary disability credentials.

 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seating

  • Sign Language interpreters will be available at the bottom of section 116 in the Vines Center.  If a guest needs to sit in this section, enough seating will be provided for one family member to sit with them.
  • For questions or to be directed to this section, please locate a staff member that will be able to direct any guests that need to be seated in this area.

Liberty University does not have wheelchairs available, so you will either need to bring your own or rent a wheelchair from Lincare (434-237-3712).

Commencement Ceremony (Saturday, May 19)

 Disability Parking

  • Reserved disability parking for graduates and attendees will be available in the Speakman lot which is adjacent to Williams Stadium and behind the Liberty University Bookstore.
  • You must enter the campus from Zone 1 parking entrance at the Wards Road tunnel. Please locate that on the map. Due to road closures, we are unable to route you to the Speakman lot if you arrive through another entrance. 
  • You must have disability parking credentials in order to park in this lot. If you do not have disability credentials on your vehicle, you can ask your local DMV ahead of time about temporary disability credentials.
  • ADA shuttles are also available for use from other available parking lots.
  • Transportation services will be available from the Speakman lot

Other Transportation & Shuttle Service

  • Golf cart transporation will be available within the Zone 1 and Zone 3 parking areas
  • ADA capable shuttle service will be available from Zone 3 Parking areas, including the Indoor Track. This service will be available from one hour prior to the gates opening until one hour after the end of the last Degree Presentation Ceremony.
  • ADA capable shuttle services will be available from the River Ridge Mall overflow parking area. This service will be available from one hour prior to the gates opening until one hour after the end of the last Degree Presentation Ceremony.

 Shuttle Service

  • Free shuttle service will be provided during Commencement activities on Saturday, May 13th.
  • Shuttles will provide service to Williams Stadium from most parking areas and will service all bus stops labeled "Commencement Shuttle Pick-up."

 Disability Seating

  • Disability seating will be at the top of the concourse level at Williams Stadium. It is shaded and on street level.
  • Should a family member or friend need assistance with seating, it is suggested they arrive at Commencement no later than 8:15 a.m.
  • Seating is first come, first serve. Only one family member can sit with a disabled guest.

 Graduates with Disabilities

  • Reserved disability parking for graduates and attendees will be available in the Speakman parking lot which is adjacent to Williams Stadium, behind the Liberty University Bookstore. 
  • If you as a graduate have a disability, please immediately email commencement@liberty.edu for more information in regards to the main ceremony and degree ceremony you will be attending.

Liberty University does not have wheelchairs available, so you will either need to bring your own or rent a wheelchair from Lincare (434-237-3712).


Degree Presentation Ceremonies (Saturday, May 19)

 Transportation after the Main Ceremony at Williams Stadium

  • Golf cart transporation will be available within the Zone 1 and Zone 3 parking areas.
  • ADA capable shuttle service will be available from Zone 3 parking areas, including Indoor Track. This service will be available from one hour prior to the gates opening until one hour after the end of the last Degree Presentation Ceremony.
  • ADA capable shuttle service will be available from the River Ridge Mall overflow parking area. This service will be available from one hour prior to the gates opening until one hour after the end of the last Degree Presentation Ceremony.

 Graduates with Disabilities

  • Graduates requiring accommodations for the degree presentation ceremonies must immediately email Commencement@liberty.edu.
  • Special arrangements will be coordinated and planned prior to the event.