Guest Information

COVID-19 Protocols

Masks and social distancing are required at all Commencement activities. Please refer to our COVID-19 page for details on campus protocols.


For a list of accommodations near Barton’s campus, click here.


For a campus map, GPS instructions, and driving directions, visit our Maps page.

All Commencement guests may park in any of the campus parking lots. The general seating area for Commencement is on center campus at the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza at Howard Chapel. There will be a limit on the number of guests for seating on center campus. Each graduate will be given five (5) tickets/bracelets for their guests.

NOTE: The number of tickets/bracelets may change if the COVID-19 restrictions change.

Please do not sit in any of the reserved seating designated with a ribbon.

Special Needs

A special-needs seating area for those using wheelchairs or walkers will be available on the platform next to Mary Irwin Belk Hall.