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Guests with Accessibility Needs

Each graduate can request Accessible Seating Tickets for guests attending the Ryan Field Commencement ceremony. Please note that these tickets will count as part of your allotment of ten.

Guests that are attending school convocations and are in need of accessible seating please contact your respective schools for additional details.

Accessible Parking & Transportation

Accessible parking is available in all campus parking lots and parking garages. Parking for vehicles displaying a valid handicapped tag as well as a drop-off site for guests with disabilities are also available at the south side of the stadium on Central Street.

A fully accessible bus is available at all shuttle stops.

Accessible Seating

Wheelchair Seating

Commencement guests who arrive to commencement in a wheelchair may be accompanied by one companion and will be seated in a specifically designated section. Wheelchair seating is separate from mobility assisted seating. Guests arriving in wheelchairs should enter the stadium at Gate K.

Mobility Assisted Seating

Commencement guests with limited physical mobility may be accompanied by one companion and will be seated in a specifically designated section. Mobility assisted seating is separate from those guests who arrive in a wheelchair.

Guests that have requested mobility assisted seating can enter the stadium at Gate K.

For your convenience, wheelchair rentals can be made through http://www.koebersmedicalsupply.com/.

Hearing Accommodations

We have updated our accommodations for guests with hearing needs to meet best-practice standards. 

In addition to enhanced amplified sound in the stadium, we have the below options.

Captions

For guests who need hearing assistance, real-time captions-only (without video or audio) of the ceremony will be available on any mobile device. Captioned languages include English, Spanish, and Mandarin, and can be selected from the Commencement page after 9:30am on June 19th.

Sound Enhancement

For guests who need additional sound enhancement, the ceremony will be live streamed with audio, video, and captions. Headphones can be plugged into a mobile device so that guests needing this accommodation can amplify the sound to their desired level. Please note that the live stream will be delayed by approximately one minute.

For any additional accommodation requests,  please contact: eeo@northwestern.edu or 847-467-6165.

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