Accessible Parking & Seating Options

We have a limited number of accessible parking spaces and seating for the University Commencement Ceremonies. Carefully review the information below and consider making the necessary plans to help make the ceremony as comfortable as possible for your guests.

Accessible Parking Details

To request an Accessible Parking Permit, please email inuday@lehigh.edu with your name, mailing address, and telephone number to receive a permit to park your vehicle in this designated area. Permits and maps will be mailed two weeks prior to the ceremony. Requests received after Monday, May 9 are not guaranteed.

If you already have an accessible parking tag of your own, you may use it to access this designated area in lieu of a University-issued permit.

This designated parking area is located at Stabler Arena. There are shuttle bus stops with benches along this parking area. The shuttle bus will drop you off at the entrance to Goodman Stadium. Shuttle buses will run continuously throughout the ceremonies. The buses are able to lower completely to the ground to help guests with or without wheelchairs in and out of the bus. We ask that all guests adhere to transportation guidelines - as of February 2022, masks are required to ride the shuttle buses. You do not need a ticket to board the bus. At the conclusion of a ceremony, shuttle buses will be waiting in front of Goodman Stadium to return guests to the Stabler Arena parking lot.

Accessible Seating

Accessible seating is located at the top row of the lower section of seats (requires one large step down to access) and located at the bottom row of the upper section of seats (requires four large steps up to access). We ask that only one other member is seated in this row with their guest; remaining party members are asked to sit in the row directly in front or behind them.

Wheelchair-accessible seating is located along the railings on the east and west sides of the stadium. We ask that only one other member in the party is seated in this area with their guest. You may ask an usher for a folding chair. Remaining party members are asked to sit in the bleachers. Please be advised that the University does not provide wheelchairs. Guests will need to provide their own wheelchair should they require the use of one.

All accessible seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; we do not take reservations for these seats. The majority of the seats are bleacher seats with a limited number of chairback seats. We encourage you to bring a stadium seat if you need back support for the bleacher seats.

All walking aids must be stored safely in a way that they do not block aisles or cause a tripping hazard for other guests.

Guests are encouraged to arrive at the stadium when gates open at 8:45 a.m.

Additional Viewing Options

The Commencement Ceremonies will be live-streamed on the Lehigh Commencement homepage. We encourage you to share this information with your family and friends who are not able to celebrate with you in-person.

In addition, Stabler Arena will be open as an indoor site to watch the live-stream of the ceremonies. The arena is located south of Goodman Stadium and offers accessible seating and restrooms. Shuttles will be available to transport guests between the stadium and arena during the ceremony in case your guests change their mind on where they would like to view the ceremony.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Events at inuday@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-4682.