Graduation Disabilities Services

Commencement will be held on Clayton Field in the Owsley Brown Frazier Stadium. Guest seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required in the stadium.

We will have reserved special seating for every commencement ceremony, but for any other accommodation questions, please contact the Director of Disability Services at 502.272.8490.

For the safety of our students and guests, an ambulance and EMS personnel will be on hand before, during, and after the Commencement Ceremony. For other questions or assistance, look for staff wearing Bellarmine Commencement Team lanyards.

Campus shuttles will take guests to and from parking lots and the stadium. There will also be shuttle service from Nolen C. Allen Hall, 2120 Newburg Road. Accessible parking will be available adjacent to the stadium in “Lot C” found on the campus parking map. Assistance will be provided between the handicapped parking area and the stadium seating if needed.

Guests also have the option of viewing the Commencement Ceremony indoors in Frazier Hall in the George G. Brown Center and the University Dining Hall, where the ceremony will be live-streamed on large screens. Tickets are not required for guests viewing the ceremony from the indoor viewing areas. Although the alternate viewing area is designed especially for individuals with limited mobility, small children or special needs, everyone is welcome.

Only in the case of severe weather (lightning, extreme winds, etc.) will Commencement move indoors to Knights Hall. In that case, each graduate will be limited to 2 guest tickets. These severe weather tickets will be distributed to graduating students at Graduation Rehearsal.

Due to limited reserved seating space in Knights Hall, graduates must make arrangements for Reserved Seating Passes for guests with disabilities. Please contact Disability Services by phone: 502.272.8489 or by email: rpurdy@bellarmine.edu if you have further questions.

If you have any questions that are not related to a disability concern, contact our Commencement Coordinator, Calene Baldwin. Ms. Baldwin’s email is cbaldwin@bellarmine.edu and her phone number is 502.272.8291.