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Parking For May Commencement

The Main Commencement Ceremony will be taking place in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium (located behind the Sports Complex). Suggested parking for the stadium is South P-Lot accessible from the South Entrance and located off South Drive. Special bus transportation will be available to transport guests from the South P parking lot directly to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Guests are encouraged to park in this location and use the bus transportation. Signs will be posted at all bus stops. Bus transportation will be available between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. All parking is free of charge.

Parking Arrangements for guests with special needs 
The Stadium parking lot is reserved for vehicles with appropriate ADA Permits. Once on campus, permits should be displayed and vehicles will be directed to Stadium parking lot. Guests requiring ADA Transportation Services should call (631) 632-3741 or (631) 632-6418 for more information

Important Information for Families
Families will be sent a map with pertinent information about commencement. If you are participating in your department’s program as well, also let your guests know details about the department’s ceremony so that they will know the time and location of this ceremony. 

Arrangements for Special Accommodations 

Reserved space for wheelchair guests will be available. Guests unable to use the bleachers should ask an usher to direct them to special seating. 

Candidates with a disability should notify the Office of Conferences and Special Events so that arrangements for either marching or seating can be discussed - call 631-632-6320.

For more detailed information on disability access for all campus locations please see the Disability Access Index by visiting


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