Packets containing general information and Senior Gifts should be picked up at the Registration Center in the Pub in the Pannill Center during registration Friday and Saturday.
Parking and Shuttle Service
You may park in any lot on campus. Shuttle vans will circle campus on Saturday and Sunday for your convenience (look for signs designating shuttle stops). Remember that our hills are steep and there are lots of steps — so bring your comfortable shoes!
Mary Baldwin’s beautiful hilltop campus can be a challenge to navigate. We can help get you around — if you need special assistance, just let us know when you complete the registration form.
For specific information about when and where class pictures will be taken, check the weekend schedule.
Photographing Your Graduate
We have made arrangements for a professional photographer to capture the moment each student receives her/his diploma during the Commencement ceremony. About one week after Commencement, the photographers will mail photo proofs to you. You may elect to order photos and pay Chappell Studios according to their instruction at that time. Information about this option is included in your registration packets.
There will be a designated area on Page Terrace for those who wish to take a photograph. The available area is quite small and accommodates only one person at a time. Please be mindful of others who are also waiting to take a photograph: Take your shot and move aside quickly. It is important not to disturb the ceremony.
What to Expect
Your safety and comfort matter to us! The two-hour Commencement ceremony will be on the Barbara Kares Page Terrace, in front of Martha S. Grafton Library. Seating will be on the hillside; please bring something to sit on (blankets are good for the slope, and lawn chairs are helpful on the limited level areas). Sunscreen, a broadbrimmed hat, and water are recommended. PLEASE NOTE: In case of inclement weather, the change of location and time will be announced on the MBC website and on local television and radio stations.
After April 30, confirmed reservations and payments are nonrefundable.
A very limited amount of special-needs seating is available for those with severe health or mobility problems. Please use the registration form to request the number of special-needs seats your group will require. If special seating is available, you will be issued a special-needs seating pass for the person designated and one person to assist (not for the whole family). If you need wheelchair space, please request it on the registration form and we will be happy to accommodate you. These passes should be picked up at registration.