Accessibility

GUESTS

Parking is free throughout campus for the commencement ceremonies. A drop-off area is available at the West Entrance of the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center (Dale F. Halton Arena) for graduates and guests with limited mobility. Once on campus, follow the signs and tell traffic personnel that you wish to use the arena's drop-off area. Staff will be available to assist.

Limited accessible seating is available for guests using wheelchairs; or who are unable to climb stairs.  ADA seating tickets are required and availalbe through the ticket office. Please note, one person may accompany each guest in the ADA seating area.

Wheelchair transportation to guests' accessible seating will also be available. Guests who cannot transfer to a seat and need to remain in a wheelchair must bring their own. Wheelchairs are generally available for short-term rental from medical supply stores and some pharmacies. 

GUEST COMMENCEMENT SEATING

Accessible seating is limited so early arrival is strongly recommended. Doors open 90 minutes prior to each ceremony. All guests will need a ticket to enter Dale F. Halton Arena

  • Mobility:  Limited accessible seating is available for guests using wheelchairs or who are unable to climb stairs. ADA seating tickets are required and available through the ticket office. One person may accompany each guest.  Wheelchair transportation to accessible seating will be available. However, guests who cannot transfer to a seat and need to remain in a wheelchair will need to bring or rent their own. Wheelchairs are generally available for short-term rental from medical supply stores and some pharmacies. 
  • Hearing:  Closed captioning will be provided.  
  • Vision:  Limited seating for individuals with vision impairments, plus one accompanying person, will be available in Section 132.

Please contact the Office of Disability Services if you have any additional questions regarding accessibility at 704‑687‑0040 or see additional accessibility resources on campus at Campus Accessibility.