Commencement exercises will be held on Saturday May 11, 2013, at
10 a.m. in the Richmond Coliseum, 601 E. Leigh St. Seating is limited
and offered on a first-come basis. Please see "Guest seating" below for
The plaza-level doors to the Coliseum will be opened for guests
at 9 a.m. The Leigh Street entrance is for graduates only. Tickets are
not required and there is no reserved seating. Once the capacity of the
Coliseum is reached, no one will be allowed admission. If guests exit
the Coliseum during the ceremony, they will not be readmitted as long as
the seating capacity has been reached.
Sections 14L, 15L, 30L and 31L at the Coliseum are wheelchair
accessible. Hearing-impaired guests may want to sit in Section 17L,
where an interpreter can be seen more easily.
Mobility-impaired guests and candidates may park on 7th Street at
the Coliseum entrance. Graduation candidates needing special
accommodations should contact Joyce Knight at Disability Support
Services by calling (804) 828-1139.
For a nominal fee, parking is available through private
contractors in decks and lots adjoining the Coliseum. Mobility-impaired
guests and candidates may park at the Coliseum entrance on 7th Street.
Visit richmondcoliseum.net/visitor.asp for directions and additional parking information.
The Coliseum policy strictly prohibits alcoholic beverages,
balloons and/or flammables of any form being brought into the building.
Be advised that the police will confiscate these items. We want you to
enjoy the day, but we expect our graduates to comply with these policies
for the safety of all our guests.