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Commencement Information for Guests


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, as well as in the Carter Center parking lot. An officer will be present at East College Street to assist with parking. To view parking availability for all of Bridgewater Campus, please see the Bridgewater College Campus Map.


Classic Photography and Imaging will be handling all Commencement photography. Group photos of the Class of 2023 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

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.