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Parent and Guest Information for Commencement


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.


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 (.pdf) for parking locations.


Classic Photography and Imaging will be handling all Commencement photography. A group photo of the Class of 2019 will be taken the morning of Commencement. In addition, individual photos will be taken of each graduate receiving their diploma from President David Bushman during the Commencement ceremony, as well as a photo of each graduate once they exit the stage.

Following Commencement, photos may be viewed and ordered online at Classic Photography 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 send an email to and let us know. We will remove your name 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.