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Baccalaureate parking

As guests arrive on campus for the Baccalaureate service, traffic personal will be directing vehicles to parking areas. The doors for Baccalaureate open at 6 p.m., so please plan accordingly to allow time for you and your party to park and walk to Eisenhower Campus Center, the location of the Baccalaureate service. There will be no shuttle services available for this event. 

Guest disability parking

Disability parking is available for the Baccalaureate service and requires either 1) an official state issued parking hang tag, 2) license plate or 3) a special university-issued parking pass. University-issued passes will need to be picked up by the graduate for his/her guests, beginning April, 11, 2022, from the Dispatch office located in the Eisenhower Campus Center. The university-issued disability parking pass may be used both for the Baccalaureate service and for the Commencement ceremony. 

Commencement day parking

On Commencement day, traffic personnel will direct guests to designated parking areas on campus. At designated spots, shuttle buses will transport guests between their parking area and Starry Athletic Complex, both before and after the Commencement ceremony. The buses will be complying with COVID-19 related regulations. The distance from the shuttle drop-off point to the ceremony site is up to a quarter of a mile walk on a paved surface. Special transportation (golf cart transport, COVID-19 restrictions apply) will be available on a limited basis for those guests requiring assistance between the shuttle drop point and the ceremony site (no advance arrangements are needed).

Return Shuttles

Following the conclusion of the Commencement ceremony, shuttles will run approximately for 90 minutes following the ceremony to return guests to their vehicles.

Guest disability parking

Limited disability parking is available for the Commencement service and requires either 1) an official state issued parking hang tag 2) and official state-issued disability license plate or 3) a special university-issued parking pass. University-issued passes will need to be picked up by the graduate for his/her guests, beginning  April, 11, 2022, from the Dispatch Office located in the Eisenhower Campus Center. The University-issued disability parking pass may be used both for the Baccalaureate service and for the Commencement ceremony.

Commuter student parking

Graduating seniors who are commuter students participating in the Commencement ceremony may pick up a University-issued commuter parking pass at the Dispatch Office, located in the Eisenhower Campus Center beginning April 11, 2022. Commuters must have a pass in order to park near Eisenhower Campus Center on Commencement day, and should arrive early on campus to avoid delays in getting to the ceremony. 

Fully remote students and adult degree program graduates

Graduating seniors approved by the Provost's Office to study fully remote this spring and adult degree program graduates will receive their parking passes via U.S. mail at the home address they have on file with the University. These students must display their university-issued pass in order to park near Eisenhower Campus Center on Commencement day, and should arrive early on campus to avoid delays in getting to the ceremony. As needed, these students may also request a disability parking pass be mailed to them for their guests by calling the Messiah Box Office at 717-691-6036 prior to April 1.The University-issued disability parking pass may be used both for the Baccalaureate service and for the Commencement ceremony.

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