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Special Accommodations

Handicap Accessible Parking
Parking spaces for vehicles with state-issued handicap plates or placards will be reserved in the A. J. Gordon Chapel parking lot for Baccalaureate and the Ken Olsen Science Center parking lot for outdoor Commencement, or at the Bennett Center for an indoor Commencement. Space in these lots is limited, so we recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes early.

The Baccalaureate and Commencement locations are handicap accessible. Extra wheelchairs will be available at each event to help transport guests between their vehicles and the event seating. Ushers will be lined up with the wheelchairs on the edge of the abovementioned parking lots to assist guests to their seats. Guests are not able to keep the wheelchairs for the entirety of the event. After the events, the wheelchairs will also be available to assist guests in returning to their vehicles. 

Hearing Assistance
We will have headsets available at each event for guests who need hearing assistance. Please fill out the below form to request this service.  

ASL Interpretation
American Sign Language interpretation will be available at Baccalaureate and Commencement. Please ask an usher for assistance in locating the special seating area for ASL interpretation. Seating is limited so we recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes early.  

Foreign Language Translation
We will have headsets available at each event for live translation into Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish. Please fill out the below form to request translation. 

Our ushers will be available during the events to assist your family and guests. Guests with special needs should arrive at least 45 minutes early.

If you have an accommodation request that is NOT met by the above-mentioned services, please let us know by filling out the below form by May 1. 

For additional questions, please email .

Commencement Special Requests 2020

In order to best serve you, please tell us a bit about your special request for Commencement.

1. Full name:

2. Graduating student's full name:

3. Number of people in your party:

4. Please describe your special request or accessibility need:

5. Do you need a handicap parking pass? If so, do you have a state issued handicap placard or license plate?

6. Email address for follow-up communication:

7. Phone number for follow-up communication: