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Students and Guests with Physical Disabilities

(ADVANCE RESERVATION FOR SPECIAL SEATING REQUIRED)

Students with physical disabilities who will need assistance at Commencement should contact commencement@salisbury.edu.

Guests 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.  Guests needing special assistance seating (walkers, canes, difficulty climbing stairs or walking distances, hearing impaired) register here for disabled seating.  Reserved riser seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; once lower riser seating is full, reservations will not be accepted. The online reservation system closes on Friday, December 8 at Noon.
  • Floor Section: Because space on the arena floor for guests in wheelchairs is very limited, wheelchair seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis only. Advanced reservations for wheelchair seating are not available.  One additional guest may sit with the disabled guest. 

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 at 9:15 AM.  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 ceremony.

(ADVANCE RESERVATION FOR SPECIAL SEATING REQUIRED)

Students with physical disabilities who will need assistance at Commencement should contact commencement@salisbury.edu.

Guests 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.  Guests needing special assistance seating (walkers, canes, difficulty climbing stairs or walking distances, hearing impaired) register here for disabled seating.  The online reservation system closes on Wednesday, May 17 at Noon.
  • Floor Section: Because space on the arena floor for guests in wheelchairs is very limited, wheelchair seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis only. Advanced reservations for wheelchair seating are not available.  One additional guest may sit with the disabled guest. 

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 as follows:

  • Wednesday, May 24 - 5:45 PM for 6:00 PM ceremony
  • Thursday, May 25 - 8:45 AM for the 10:00 AM ceremony
  • Thursday, May 25 - 1:15 PM for the 2:30 PM ceremony

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 ceremony.

The online reservation system for disabled seating is closed. Our event staff will make every effort to accommodate your special needs when you arrive for the ceremony. Doors open for disabled seating one hour and fifteen minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

Guests 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.  The online reservation system closed on Wednesday, May 17 at Noon.
  • Floor Section: Because space on the arena floor for guests in wheelchairs is very limited, wheelchair seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis only. Advanced reservations for wheelchair seating are not available.  One additional guest may sit with the disabled guest. 

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 as follows:

  • Graduate ceremony, Wednesday, May 24 at 4:45 PM
  • Morning undergraduate ceremony, Thursday, May 25 at 8:45 AM
  • Afternoon undergraduate ceremony, Thursday, May 25 at 1:15 PM

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 ceremony.

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The online reservation system for disabled seating for the current semester will be available on Monday, February 8, 2016.  Please check back then to request special assistance.  Thank you.

The online reservation system for disabled seating is closed. Our event staff will make every effort to accommodate your special needs when you arrive for the ceremony. Doors open for disabled seating one hour and fifteen minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

Guests 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.  Lower riser seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis only. The online reservation system closed on Friday, December 8 at Noon.
  • Floor Section: Because space on the arena floor for guests in wheelchairs is very limited, wheelchair seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis only. Advanced reservations for wheelchair seating are not available.  One additional guest may sit with the disabled guest. 

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 at 9:15 AM.

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 ceremony.

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