Parent and Guest Information for Commencement

Accommodations

Parents and guests should make necessary motel/hotel reservations as early as possible. The closest hotel to campus is The Village Inn. Other accommodations are available in the greater Harrisonburg/Staunton area.

Parking

If you will be claiming a handicapped parking space, you must have handicapped parking tags. Handicapped parking will be located along the north side of College Street, up to the Kline Campus Center. An officer will be present to assist with parking. Please see the Bridgewater College Baccalaureate and Commencement Campus Map for parking locations.   

Photography

Classic Photography and Imaging will be handling all Commencement photography. A group photo of the Class of 2017 will be taken the morning of Commencement. In addition, individual photos will be taken of each senior receiving their diploma from President David Bushman during the Commencement ceremony, as well as a photo of each senior once they exit the stage.

Following Commencement, photos may be viewed and ordered online at Classic Photography and Imaging. Classic Photography and Imaging will also be mailing a proof with your graduate’s image within three days of Commencement. If you do not want a proof mailed to your home, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your name will be removed from the mailing list.

This commercial organization is providing services for those who are interested and the cost for these services will be detailed by Classic Photography and Imaging. Following Commencement, if you have specific questions regarding the photos taken by Classic Photography and Imaging, please contact them directly

Questions? Contact Us!

commencement@bridgewater.edu