ADA Accessibility for Guests with Disabilities

Accommodations are available for guests with disabilities attending Commencement at the Alfond Arena. 

Examples of accommodations that are available: 

  • Ground floor seating area
  • Accessible parking and drop off location on the North side of the Alfond Arena
  • ASL interpreters present for all ceremonies
  • Live captioning displayed on the Arena’s jumbotron

For more detailed information please read below and click on the additional tabs provided on the ADA Accessibility tab on the website. 

A ground floor seating area is available for guests who have mobility difficulties or need wheelchair access in order to attend the ceremony. This seating area will be filled on a first come first served basis. This seating area is located on the ground floor (ice level) of the Arena and can be accessed through an elevator located on the South side of the building. In addition, limited accessible seating is available on the main level of the Arena.

Guests with mobility based disabilities (wheelchair access) are encouraged to enter the Alfond Arena via the north side of the Arena. This entrance is located on Branch Road, which is directly off of College Avenue. 

The accessible parking area will be available outside of this entrance (North entrance located on Branch Road). Guests with accessible parking placards may park in this area and guests with mobility disabilities can also be dropped off at this entrance and have another guest park the car in this lot. Signs directing guests to the ADA accessible parking and drop off location will be posted on College Avenue. 

Assisted listening devices can be requested upon being seated in the accessible seating areas located on the ground floor. ASL interpreters can be made available upon request. Please contact in order to request ASL interpreters.

Please contact Amy Sturgeon if you have questions that have not already been answered by the information provided on the tabs on the top left of this webpage. Amy Sturgeon can be reached via email at 

ADA Accessibility for Graduating Students with Disabilities

Assistance is available to graduating students (both Undergraduate and Graduate) if they need accommodations during procession, seating, and stage crossing upon request. Graduating students should contact Amy Sturgeon at to request assistance during the ceremony.