General Information

Packets containing general information and senior gifts should be picked up at the Registration Center in the Pub in Pannill Center during registration Saturday morning.

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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!

Special Assistance
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.

Class Pictures
For specific information about when and where class pictures will be taken, check the weekend schedule.

Photographing Your Graduate
We have made arrangements for the professional photographers of GradImages to capture the moment each student receives her/his diploma during the Commencement ceremony. About one week after Commencement, the photo proofs will be mailed to you. You may elect to order photos and pay GradImages according to their instructions at that time. Information about this option is also 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 Mary Baldwin website and on local television and radio stations.

Cancellation Policy
After May 2, confirmed reservations and payments are nonrefundable.

Advance Reservations Required for Limited Special-Needs Seating
We do our best to accommodate those with special needs at Commencement, but a very limited amount of reserved seating is available for those with severe health or mobility problems. Please use the registration form to request the number of special-needs seats required. If you need wheelchair space, please specify that on the registration form. Special needs seating passes will be available for pick up on Saturday morning, May 21, during registration in Hunt Foyer.  Passes must be worn (or presented to staff) for admittance to the seating area. This pass will allow entrance to the special needs seating area for the person in need and one assistant. Please make an effort to be in your seats by 9:45 a.m.