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. 

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 for the commencement ceremonies held in Atlantic Union Bank Center. The interpreter will appear on the video board for viewers to follow along. The sign language interpreters will not sign graduate names during the ceremony. 

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

College of Arts and Letters Interpreter Services 

Comprendemos que quizás haya miembros de sus familias que necesiten escuchar la traducción del discurso de la Decana durante la ceremonia en español. Favor de hacer clic abajo para escuchar a través de su teléfono y auriculares.  

El enlace estará disponible el 10 de mayo a las 9 de la mañana. 


Wheelchair Rental Services:

JMU does not provide wheelchair rentals; however, please visit one of the following vendors for information regarding Shenandoah Valley wheelchair rentals. 


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

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