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Visitor Information

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
—Helen Keller

Accessible Parking

For information on Vanderbilt's accessible parking, visitor parking locations, event parking requests, alternative transportation and maps, please contact the Office of Traffic and Parking at (615) 322-2554 or visit their website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/traffic_parking/.

Commencement

Wheelchair reservation, reserved parking permits and interpreter/transcription services are provided by the Disability Services Program to ensure all guests enjoy a comfortable and accessible commencement.

Use our convenient online form to reserve these free services (which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.) You may also contact Tammy King at (615) 322-4705.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs can be reserved to use for either specific days and/or the full commencement weekend. The designated pick up and drop off location of the wheelchairs is Kirkland Hall*, located on the main campus. A limited number of wheelchairs will be available for loan by prior reservation.  An area within the seating section of all ceremonies will be reserved for wheelchair users.  If you request the use of a wheelchair, please know that you are responsible for returning the equipment to the designated location. Otherwise, a replacement cost may be levied.

* If there is inclement weather, the location will be moved to the corner of 25th Avenue and Jess Neely Drive adjacent to the baseball field.

Disability Parking Permits

The university has reserved parking spaces for guests with mobility impairments; however, the total number of parking spaces is limited. A Commencement Disability Parking Permit is required to park in one of these reserved spaces. Graduates and guests with car license plates or placards indicating a disability also need to display a Commencement Disability Parking Permit in order to assess any reserved campus parking lot the weekend of Commencement.

Drop Off Permits

Graduates and guests are also able to reserve Commencement Drop Off Permits.  This permit will allow a driver closer access to the ceremony site to drop off individuals with physical limitations. This permit will not allow the driver to park in a disability reserved parking space. If needed, both permits can be reserved.

For more information about commencement, please visit the Commencement Office's website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/commencement/.