Commencement: Information for Families and Guests

General Parking and Seating Information

General parking will be available in the Stadium West and Jordan East. There is no fee for parking. Guests are to enter Gates A, B, C, or D.  Inside the building, seating is accessible from the concourse level.  Reserved seat tickets will not be needed for guests, but those needing more time should arrive early to avoid the last-minute rush.

Parking and Seating for Guests with Disabilities

Parking for guests with disabilities is available in the Founders Parking Lot (Orange L), east of the Jordan Center located off Curtin Road. Parking attendants will be on duty to guide you. The driver may drop the passenger off at the Founders Lounge entrance of the Jordan Center and then park the vehicle. No parking placards are needed for this lot and there is no fee for parking.

Reserved seat tickets will not be needed, but guests with disabilities should arrive an hour early to avoid the last-minute rush.

Inside the Founders Lounge entrance, ushers will be available to assist in taking individuals via elevator to the appropriate seating located on the concourse level. Due to space limitations, only three people may accompany the guest with disability in the accessible seating area. The chairs in the accessible seating area are plastic, and are armless portable chairs to allow movement for wheelchairs. Other family members may sit in the regular seating located throughout the arena.


Directions to the Jordan Center

For directions to the Bryce Jordan Center, visit

Lodging/Local Information

For a complete listing of overnight accommodations for commencement, area restaurants, and driving directions and maps, please contact the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau (800-358-5466 or 814-231-1400) for assistance. The bureau does not take reservations, but will provide information.

For More Information

If you have any other questions, please e-mail, call the Office of University Relations at 814-865-2501, or visit