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Special Accommodations

Several services are available to those attending the university-wide commencement ceremony who may require specific and/or special accommodations based on a disability.

Special Accommodations

All ADA/Accessibility accommodation requests must be received at least five business days prior to the commencement ceremony. This deadline will allow us to process and arrange for the requested accommodation/services in a timely manner. Any request received past this deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, but cannot be guaranteed.

To request special accommodations, please contact Olga Florez, Director of Disability Support Services, at (904) 256-7787.

On Thursday, April 25, and Saturday, April 27, information is available by calling Campus Security at (904) 256-7585 or by calling the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 for TDD assistance.

Accommodation Request Deadlines

Graduate Commencement

  • Deadline to request accommodations: Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Ceremony: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Undergraduate Commencement

  • Deadline to request accommodations: Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Ceremony: Saturday, April 27, 2019

 

Accommodations for the Hearing Impaired

Sign language interpreting services for guests with a hearing impairment will be available in a reserved seating section located directly to the left of our graduate seating.

Accommodations for Those with Limited Mobility

A reserved seating section for those requiring wheelchair seating accommodations and for those with limited mobility will be available to the right of the stage facing the Howard Administration Building.

Guests with disabilities may also take the shuttle, wheel chair accessible golf cart and/or any of the available golf carts that will be going around before and after the ceremony starts/ends.

The university is unable to provide wheelchair for guests with disabilities, due to which, the university recommends arranging wheelchair accommodations independently prior to arriving on campus.

Due to high demand and limited space, the reserved seating area is restricted to the person with the disability and one guest. Additional members of your party should sit in regular public seating areas.

Reserved Parking and Disability Services Shuttle

Reserved parking for persons with state-issued handicapped permits will be available in the Lazzara Lot V. Parking is also available in any handicapped space on campus that is not restricted due to Commencement.

A Shuttle will be transporting guests from the different parking locations around campus to the Swisher Science Green for the Commencement Ceremonies. This service will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, and following the event until all guests have been assisted.