Mobility-Impaired Parking & Seating Options

Carefully review the information below and consider making the necessary plans to help make the day as comfortable as possible for you and your guests.

We have a limited number of mobility-impaired parking and seating spaces for the University Commencement Ceremony for those in need.

These special parking and seating accommodations will be helpful, however, 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.

To request a Mobility-Impaired Parking Permit, please email with your name, mailing address, and telephone number to receive a permit to park your vehicle in this designated area. Permits will be mailed two weeks prior to the ceremony. No reservations will be taken after Wednesday, May 2.

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

This parking lot is located at Stabler Arena. You will park your car and walk to the curb where you will board a shuttle bus marked “handicapped.” The shuttle bus will drop you off at the entrance to Goodman Stadium. Shuttle buses will run continuously throughout the ceremony. 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 only one member of the handicapped person’s party accompany them on the bus; others in your party should meet you in front of the stadium at the shuttle drop off. You do not need a ticket to board the bus.

The handicapped shuttle buses will be waiting in front of Goodman Stadium to transport guests back to the Stabler Arena handicapped parking lot following the Ceremony.

Limited wheelchair space is located along the railings and is on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that only one member accompanies them in this area. Ushers near these areas will be able to provide a folding chair for this guest. Remaining party members are asked to sit in the bleachers.

For individuals who do not require a wheelchair, seating is located on the top row of the bottom section of seats (these seats require one step down). Seating is also located on the bottom row of the upper section of seats (these seats require four steps up). We do not take reservations for these seats. They are on a first-come, first-served basis. They are bleacher seats with no backs. We encourage you to bring a stadium seat if you need back support. We ask that only one member accompanies them in this row; remaining party members are asked to sit in the rows directly in front or behind of them.

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

For your comfort and convenience, an indoor ceremony viewing site will be available in Stabler Arena located south of Goodman Stadium. The arena is handicap-accessible offering chairs with backs, concession stands, and restrooms. Commencement programs will be distributed inside the front entrance. 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.

In addition, the Commencement Ceremony will be streamed online on the main Lehigh Commencement page. If your guests are unable to attend, they will be able to watch and enjoy the Commencement Ceremony from any location with internet access.

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