Commencement Accessible Parking Hero

Accessible Parking & Seating Options

A limited number of accessible parking spaces and seating are available for the commencement ceremonies. Carefully review the information below and consider making necessary plans to help make the ceremony as comfortable as possible for your guests.

Accessible Parking Details

This designated parking area is located at Stabler Arena. Guests may use their own accessible parking tags to park in this designated area.

There are shuttle bus stops with benches along this parking area. The shuttle bus will drop guests 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. 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 accessible 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 in the party 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. Invite family and friends who are unable to attend the in-person ceremonies to view the ceremonies and celebrate with you.

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 guests change their mind on where they would like to view the ceremony.


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