Students and Guests with Physical
(ADVANCE RESERVATION FOR SPECIAL SEATING
Students with physical
disabilities who will need assistance at Commencement
needing special assistance seating have two options:
- Lower Risers: Disabled guests who can climb two small steps
may reserve space in the first row of chairs that surround the arena floor.
(Click here to view a photo of lower
riser seating.) One additional guest may sit with the disabled guest. Click here
to reserve lower riser seating.
- Floor Section: A limited number of spaces on the arena floor are available for guests
in wheelchairs or those who are unable to climb two steps. One additional guest may sit with the disabled guest. Seating in the floor
section is offered on a first-come, first-served basis only. Doors open for disabled guests at
Early Admission: In addition to the seating options, we offer
early admission to the Civic Center for disabled guests and their entire party.
Doors open for disabled seating fifteen minutes prior to general admission.
We allow all family members to enter together so all guests may get general admission seating
as close to their disabled family member as possible. Upon arrival at the Civic Center please
report to the disabled entrance on the right, next to the Box Office. We highly recommend your group
take advantage of this early seating option. Please be sure every guest in your party, regardless of
seating, has a ticket for admission to the Civic Center.
Wheelchair Storage: For those guests who will be using wheelchairs to get
from the facility entrance into the arena, a wheelchair storage area is available to "park" the wheelchair
until after the ceremony has concluded. Please understand, however, the Civic Center and University cannot be responsible
for its safekeeping. We strongly suggest that you tag or label your wheelchair with your family's name to avoid confusion.
Parking: The number of parking spaces designated for the disabled is very limited
at the Civic Center. We will allow curbside drop off, but you will have to drop off your passenger and immediately
move your vehicle from the area.
Release of Reserved Seats: Commencement seating is at a premium. Unclaimed
reserved lower riser seats will be made available to the general public 15 minutes before the start of the