parking, seating, wheelchair rental and shuttle bus service
Handicapped Parking will be available in the Beacon Street Garage (access via the Beacon Street entrance). No special Boston College pass is needed; eligible persons include those with a state issued handicapped license plate or handicapped placard. The license plate must be properly displayed on the vehicle or the placard hung from the rearview mirror and easily visible to the parking attendants when approaching campus and when parking on campus. Once parked, hosts and golf carts will be available to transport the handicapped person and one person to assist to the Stadium if needed.
Handicapped Seating will be available in Alumni Stadium for eligible persons. Each pass provides seating for the handicapped person and one other person. Seating for additional guests will be available in the end zone stands directly below the handicapped seating. Seating is first-come, first-served. These seats are covered but not enclosed so guests should dress accordingly. Handicapped seating passes will be available through this website in March.
Guests can set up wheelchair rental directly through any of the medical supply companies listed below. Payment, pickup and drop off should be arranged well in advance of Commencement Weekend to ensure availability as there are many local college and university commencements held the same weekend. The University is not equipped to provide wheelchairs.
- Belmont Medical Supply
185 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA 02478
- Sullivan's Medical Supply
1 Corinth Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Tel 617-323-0304 (preferred number, leave a message)
- Apria Healthcare
575 University Avenue
Norwood, MA 02072
Tel 800-649-2422 (Customer Service option #1)
Shuttle Bus Service
Free shuttle bus service will be available to transport all guests. In addition, special wheelchair accessible buses will be available for the handicapped person plus one guest. The service is available:
- after the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday outside Conte Forum - Gate B to transport guests to the reception on O'Neill Plaza,
- and after the University Commencement on Monday outside Alumni Stadium - Gate E to transport guests to individual school diploma ceremonies on Middle Campus. This service runs all day Monday to transport guests around campus and back to their original point of arrival.
For further information check the complete shuttle bus schedule and bus stop map.
Golf carts and hosts will be stationed throughout the Campus at various locations on Monday to transport the handicapped guest and one additional person to assist. The shuttle bus service is the primary mode of transportation; golf carts offer additional assistance to transport handicapped guests to/from the Beacon Garage to the main ceremony and also to/from the shuttle bus stops and diploma ceremony sites as needed. Golf carts will be available until 3:00 P.M. on Monday.
Golf carts are on a first-come, first-served basis. Longer waits for golf carts should be expected immediately after ceremonies end or begin. We encourage all graduates and guests to use shuttles as much as possible.
Check the complete golf cart schedule for further information.
Gasson Hall tower seen through the trees.