Middlebury College is pleased to offer the following services to guests with disabilities. An accessibility services tent will be clearly marked, and there will be staff wearing “Usher” lanyards. Please feel free to ask for assistance.


All campus parking lots have designated accessible parking for vehicles bearing valid Department of Motor Vehicles disability parking placards or license plates. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Commencement Exercises

The Central College Lawn


Parking and Drop-Off Locations

There are a limited number of accessible parking spots for guests who bring state-issued accessible parking placards. These spots are located on Old Chapel Road in front of the main entrance to the Commencement site.

When accessible parking is full, guests with mobility impairments may be dropped off on Old Chapel Road at the Commencement site. Vehicles must then park elsewhere. Shuttles are available from most parking lots.

Accessibility Services Check-In Location

There will be a small tent on the east side of the Commencement site serving as a check-in location for guests with disabilities. Guests may check in at the Accessibility Services tent for assistance with seating and other services.


Seating for guests in wheelchairs is located next to the Accessibility Services tent. 


Look for signs at Commencement identifying portable accessible restroom facilities, or locate an usher for assistance.

Additional Services

  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is provided. If you require ASL services, please check in at the accessibility services tent and we will guide you to the ASL seating area.
  • Assistive listening devices are available in the accessibility services tent.
  • Large-format programs are available at the program distribution tables.