Planning Your Visit


Driving and Parking

Parking in the A-2 and A-5 lots will be reserved for our graduates, their guests and participants.



Accessible Access

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We cannot wait to see you at the commencement ceremony.

 In order to ensure your visit is a great experience for both you and your family, we want to remind you we offer many accommodations and support services to make your visit accessible. 

Some examples of services we provide are an ASL sign language interpreter, closed captioning, seating and parking options. If our graduation team can improve your experience by providing one of these services, please follow the link below to our request form. Please submit your request no later than 48 hours prior to your event, to give us the best opportunity to provide your accommodation.

 Graduation Accommodation Form


Lamar University is committed to providing all visitors attending graduation an accessible positive experience to celebrate this important academic achievement.  Visitors with disabilities are encouraged to arrive early to ensure access to any accommodations provided.  

Sign language interpreters and closed captioning services will be provided on-stage at all ceremonies, however any student or guest who may have an additional accommodation request or question are encouraged to contact our Accessibility Resource Center in advance before the event to ensure your needs are met.

Accessible Parking is available in the north lot. Please let a parking officer know of your need and you will be directed to the appropriate parking area.

Elevator Access to the concourse level is available outside on the northwest side of the Montagne Center. Seating for wheelchair users is available inside the arena at every tunnel entrance to the seating area.

Communication Access: The Accessibility Resource Center provides sign language interpreters on stage as well as closed captioning on a display behind the stage for people who may be deaf/hard of hearing. Guests needing access to interpretive services are encouraged arrive early and sit in the lower level of section G for the best view.

Other Accommodation Request: If there is any other reasonable accommodation request for commencement, please contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 409-880-8347 or


Note: Please be aware that the Montagne Center does not provide wheelchairs and there will be no LU personnel available to assist visitors to their seats.