Special Needs Resources
PARKING & SHUTTLES
You may request a Special Needs parking pass when you pick up your tickets. To receive the pass, you will need to exchange one of the two general parking passes already included in your ticket order. You will be asked to sign a form indicating that you have received the pass.
Sunday, May 17
Reserved parking for guests with disabilities is available on a first-come basis in the lots located on either side of Wait Chapel. Space is limited. Drivers must display the Special Needs parking pass to park in these lots. Guests should not park in lots designated as Special Needs unless the driver or a passenger has a physical disability or extreme difficulty walking.
Monday, May 18
Reserved parking for guests with disabilities is available in the lots off Long Drive on a first-come basis. Space is limited. Please do not park in these lots unless you or a passenger has a physical disability or extreme difficulty walking. Wheelchair-accessible shuttles will run continuously from Long Drive to Hearn Plaza. Guests will disembark in the Wait Chapel lot closest to Zick’s. Guests will not need to use steps to enter the plaza.
All campus lots will be staffed by University Police on May 17 and 18.
SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING ON HEARN PLAZA
There will be designated seating for our Special Needs guests on Hearn Plaza near the crosswalk on the Zick’s side of the plaza. This seating is for guests in wheelchairs and for those who have difficulty walking. We ask that only one other guest sit with the Special Needs guest as seating in this section is limited.
There will be designated seating for our hard of hearing guests on the right side of Hearn Plaza. A sign language interpreter will be located at the front of the stage. Only one additional guest will be permitted to sit with the hard of hearing guest as seating in this section is limited.
For Special Needs guests who have difficulty tolerating outdoor temperatures, a live feed of the Commencement ceremony will be available in Pugh Auditorium, located on the second floor of Benson University Center. Commencement ceremony tickets are required for admission to Pugh and space is limited.
Commencement will be available via live streaming with captioning from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The link for the live streaming will be available closer to Commencement.