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Commencement Parking


Commencement parking information: Dec. 20, 2019

The following parking changes will be implemented to support the families and guests of the university’s graduating students on Dec. 20.

Friday, Dec. 20

Parking for the general public will be available in the

  • Chicken Hill Lot (located off Southgate Drive)
  •  Stadium Lots (located off Southgate Drive and Beamer Way)
  •  Track Soccer Lot (located off Beamer Way)

Click here to view a parking map.

The community is also encouraged to utilize Blacksburg Transit's (BT) bus network to get to and from commencement. The latest schedule information can be found here.

The Coliseum Lot will be reserved for accessible (ADA) parking, special needs guests, and the commencement stage party.

Accessible seating for persons with impaired mobility is available at Cassell Coliseum in multiple locations. Accessible and Preferred parking is available in the Cassell Coliseum parking lot on Beamer Way located directly across the street from the Merryman Center. Individuals with mobility impairment are advised to enter Cassell Coliseum through the Merryman Center entrance. Signs will be posted for your convenience.

Requests for disability accommodations for student participants must be made to the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities at least two weeks before a specific ceremony. Requests for accommodations for guests attending the University-wide Graduate or Undergraduate Commencement ceremony must be made to the Office of Equity and Accessibility at least two weeks before the ceremony.  For accommodations for guests attending individual departmental ceremonies, please contact the individual departmental representative at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.

For additional information concerning accessibility and disability accommodations, visit commencement_information.html or contact 540-231-3788 or TTY 711.

Please contact Parking and Transportation at 540-231-3200 with any questions.

For Blacksburg Transit questions, please call, 540-443-1500 or

Visit the Virginia Tech Commencement website for more commencement details.