For Families & Guests

Photo of Propst Arena and handicap parkingCongratulations to the families and guests of our candidates for graduation. We know that this time is every bit as special to you as it is to them. Please review the guidelines below to minimize any possibility for inconvenience on your soon-to-be graduate's special day.

Everyone planning to attend the ceremony in person should look over the participant protocol page and the VBC security policy page.

Those unable to attend in person can watch the event livestreamed online. After Commencement is over, it will be re-run for a few days on the livestream channel.

Driving Directions

I-65 (coming from Nashville or Birmingham)
Take Exit 340 to Huntsville I-565 headed East. Travel approximately 19 miles to exit 19-C to Washington Street. Turn right on Washington Street, cross over the bridge to the first traffic light: Monroe Street. Turn right onto Monroe Street and travel to the 3rd traffic light (Clinton Avenue). Continue south on Monroe Street. The Ticket Office and handicap parking is on the right; Monroe Street City Parking Garage (recommended non-handicapped parking location) is on the left.

Alternate US Hwy 72 East (coming from Florence or Memphis)
Alt Highway 72 merges into I-565 just east of Decatur, AL. Continue on I-565 East approximately 19 miles to exit 19-C to Washington Street. Turn right on Washington Street, cross over the bridge to the first traffic light: Monroe Street. Turn right onto Monroe Street and travel to the 3rd traffic light (Clinton Avenue). Continue south on Monroe Street. The Ticket Office and handicap parking is on the right; Monroe Street City Parking Garage (recommended non-handicapped parking location) is on the left.

US Hwy 72 West (coming from Scottsboro or Chattanooga)
Highway 72 West will become I-565 as you enter Huntsville. From I-565 travelling west, take Exit 19-A to Jefferson Street. Follow Jefferson Street to the first red light at Monroe Street, and turn right. Stay on Monroe until you come to the Clinton Avenue red light. Continue on Monroe Street to access the Ticket Office and handicap parking, which will be on your right; Monroe Street City Parking Garage (recommended non-handicapped parking location) will be on the left.

US Hwy 431 West (coming from Guntersville)
Highway 431 West will become Governors Drive as you enter Huntsville. Follow Governors Drive across California Street and past Huntsville Hospital on your right. Turn right at the traffic light at Monroe Street. Go through the light at St. Clair, through the roundabout, and turn left at the next light to stay on Monroe. The Ticket Office and handicap parking will be on your left in front of the VBC; Monroe Street City Parking Garage (recommended non-handicapped parking location) will be on the right.

Get more detailed driving directions from MapQuest.

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