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2009 Commencement Information

Parking, Driving Directions & Special Needs Seating HB

PARKING
Because the ceremony takes place on a Sunday, free parking will be available on the streets around the Capitol Complex. There is also parking in the garage on Walnut Street. Signs will direct you to that location. Limited handicap parking is located directly in front of the forum.

SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING
Seating is available for family members and guests confined to wheelchairs or for those who have other conditions that prohibit them from walking to their seats. The Registrar’s Office has forms to be completed by Thursday, April 30. Upon receipt of the completed form, the graduate will receive a pass to present at Commencement in order to gain access to the designated seating areas. Requests received late will be honored on a space-available basis. Due to the limitations of seating space, we cannot guarantee that entire families will be seated in the special needs section but we can accommodate one additional person to be seated in that area with each special needs

DIRECTIONS TO THE FORUM
From Pennsylvania Turnpike: Exit PA Turnpike I-76 at Harrisburg East Shore Exit #247. Drive north on I-283 to the junction with I-83. Exit left onto I-83 (Signs will indicate “Harrisburg”). Exit right off I-83 onto Second Street, Exit #43. Proceed north on Second Street. There are traffic lights at Paxton, mid-block, Chestnut, and Market streets. Turn right onto Market Street. Proceed east on Market Street. There are traffic lights at Third, Fourth, and Fifth streets. Turn left onto Fifth Street. At the end of Fifth Street is Walnut Street. The Forum Building is directly across the street.

From US 22-322 North: Drive south on Cameron Street until you come to the interchange of US 22-322 and I- 81, follow instructions below.

From Interstate 81 (either direction): Exit I-81 at Exit 67-A, Cameron Street, South.Drive south on Cameron Street. Turn right onto Market Street (fifth traffic light). Proceed west on Market Street through subway under railroad tracks. As you exit the subway, turn right onto Fifth Street. At the end of Fifth Street is Walnut Street. The Forum Building is directly across the street.

From Harrisburg International Airport: Follow signs out of the airport toward Harrisburg. The airport connector road will lead you onto I-283. Drive North on I-283. Follow remainder of directions under PA Turnpike above from I-283 North.

From US 11 – 15 South: Route US 11 from Carlisle, and Route 15 from Gettysburg (at the interchange with PA 581, Capital Beltway, a few miles west of Harrisburg.) Take PA 581north. Follow PA 581 until it joins Interstate I-83 and proceed on Interstate I-83 north across the Susquehanna River. Take the Second Street, Exit 43. Proceed on Second Street to Market Street. Turn right onto Market Street. Proceed East on Market Street. There are traffic lights at Third, Fourth, and Fifth streets. Turn left onto Fifth Street. At the end of Fifth Street is Walnut Street. The Forum Building is directly across the street.

DIRECTIONS TO STRAWBERRY SQUARE
From The Forum: As you walk down Walnut Street toward Third Street (2 blocks), Strawberry Square is on your left. The reception will be held on the main floor.

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