Information for Families of Seniors and Guests
Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 10:00am
in the outdoor amphitheater, rain or shine.
Seating is first come, first served.
Tickets are not required.
A live video broadcast will be shown simultaneously in the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film (CDF) adjacent to the outdoor amphitheater. The ceremony will conclude at approximately 12:30pm and all graduates, their families and guests are invited to attend a reception on the library lawn immediately following. In the event of severe weather conditions, the ceremony will take place in the Williamson Auditorium at Walker Field House and seating will be limited.
Automobile access to campus on commencement day is prohibited until 3:00pm. All guests must use the south lot parking area. Shuttle buses will run continuously from south lot and the Farm to the Commencement site beginning at 7:30am.
Special Needs Parking and Seating
Seating and parking are available for guests using wheelchairs or for those who have other conditions that prohibit them from walking to the outdoor amphitheater seating. Due to the limitations of seating space, we cannot seat entire families in the special needs section but will permit one additional person to be seated in that area with each special needs request. Guests should contact the Office of Campus Activities before May 1. Requests received late will be honored on a space-available basis. Guests with special needs are particularly encouraged to make themselves comfortable in the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film if outdoor conditions are not favorable.
Area Accommodations and Restaurants
For your convenience, a list of lodging and restaurants is included. You are advised to make all reservations as early as possible. Vassar also offers limited on-campus commencement housing for families and guests of graduating seniors.