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Accessibility for Guests

Campus Parking Map

Accessible Parking :

Parking within a short walking distance:

For individuals with official state-issued handicap parking permits, there are reserved spaces in the Ballard Parking Deck and all lots surrounding Atlantic Union Bank Center. Please be certain that your DMV-issued Handicap Permit is displayed and visible.

Ballard Parking Deck is accessible with elevator service on every level and a short walk through the Plaza to either entrance. 

Surrounding lots with a short walking distance: D3 lot, C12 lot, R4 lot.

Parking with a shuttle service provided:

The shuttle service provided for commencement is accessible for all guests. 

  • Convocation Center - Shuttle will pick up and drop off in-between Convo Lot A and Convo Lot B/E. Look for signs to board the JMU shuttle.
    • Guests should park in the following lots: Convo Lot A, Convo Lot B, Convo Lot E
Accessible Seating:

Atlantic Union Bank Center provides accessible seating for those with limited mobility. Seating in the top of sections 102 and 104 will be reserved for guests who are unable to navigate stairs. To provide adequate seating during the ceremony, we ask that only one guest accompany each guest with limited mobility. The rest of your party may sit in the general admission section.

Wheelchair seating will be available in the lower concourse, above sections 103, 105, 107 and 109. To provide adequate seating during the ceremony, we ask that only one guest accompany each guest with limited mobility.

The university does not provide wheelchairs for guests. 


Other Services

Captioning and Interpreter Services:

Closed captioning will be available during all ceremonies, on a large screen beside the right side of the stage. Please see an usher who will direct you to the best seating in relation to the captioning monitor.

JMU will provide American Sign Language interpreters at the ceremonies. If you require sign language interpretive services, we will have a section of seating reserved at the bottom of section 114 in the arena. If you need help finding this seating, please see an usher for assistance. 

The college ceremonies will be live-streamed on the JMU website and displayed across social media platforms for online viewers. The live-stream will include captioning.


Please email your accessibility questions by December 1st to University Events or call 540-568-7787.


Please email your accessibility questions to University Events or call 540-568-7787.

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