Guest Information


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

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, Commencement will take place in the Wilson Gymnasium. Six inclement weather tickets are provided to each graduate candidate in his or her cap and gown packet. In order to attend Commencement in the gymnasium, you must have a ticket. Graduate candidates and guests, please note that lost tickets will not be replaced. Please keep your tickets safe.

The decision to use the alternate location will be made by 5 p.m. Friday. To verify the location of Commencement:


For a campus map, GPS instructions, and driving directions, click here. A special Commencement parking map is located in the Parking section below.

Parking and Seating

A campus map showing the Commencement areas (normal and alternate) and campus parking lots is available here.

All Commencement guests may park in any of the campus parking lots. The general seating area for Commencement is on center campus in front of the main classroom building, Hines Hall. There is no limit on the number of guests for seating on center campus; however, there is a seating limit for the inclement weather location.

Please remember that seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Please do not sit in any of the reserved seating designated with a ribbon.

Special Needs

A special needs seating area will be made available for those using wheelchairs or walkers.