Disability Services

Accessible Accommodations:

Syracuse University is committed in making your experience at Commencement as enjoyable and accessible as possible.  Below is information on services available during Commencement weekend activities.


Commencement Day seating passes:

For Sunday’s Commencement ceremony, special arrangements may be made for guests with wheelchairs, limited mobility, or in need of deaf services to sit in accessible sections of the Carrier Dome. Passes are required for these sections. Requests for passes will be accepted between March 1 and April 29.  Please fill out the accessibility accommodations form below.  Seating passes are only needed for Sunday’s Commencement Ceremony.  Venue staff at all other ceremonies will assist you in finding an accessible seat.

Wheel Chair Seating:  Platforms have been constructed near the main concourse to allow guests in wheelchairs to have uninterrupted views of the Ceremony.  To help accommodate all guests needing this accommodation, one additional pass per guest in the wheel chair sections can be requested.  All additional family is welcome to sit in the open seating directly in front of these sections on a first come first serve basis.

Limited Mobility Seating:  The first five rows directly off of the main concourse are reserved for guests with limited mobility.  To help accommodate all guests needing special seating accommodations, two additional passes per guest in the limited mobility sections can be requested.  All additional family is welcome to sit in the open seating directly in front of these sections on a first come first serve basis.

American Sign Language:  An interpreter will be available at the front of section 105.  Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided on the ribbon board around the Dome.

All additional family is welcome to sit in the open seating directly in front of these sections on a first come first serve basis.

Please note that all requests will be processed as received and the passes will be sent via USPS starting in early April.

Parking and Transportation:

Parking passes for Commencement weekend activities will be mailed based on availability and the events you indicate the guests will be attending in the form below.  Please note that fully accessible shuttles will be running on campus all weekend from parking lots to event venues.  For Accessible Shuttle Information, please see Parking and Buses.

Wheelchair Rentals:

Syracuse University does not provide wheelchairs for weekend use.  For ceremonies at the Dome, Wheelchairs are available to assist guests to seating areas.  Click the following link to Find out more information about local wheelchair rental.

The Accessibility Accommodations form is no longer available for this years Commencement Ceremony.

If you did not fill out a form and are looking for information on accessibility, please note:

Fully accessible shuttles will run from Manley Field House and University Ave Garage on Sunday’s Commencement ceremony.  Also, the staff at the Convocations and Commencement Ceremonies are fully prepared to assist you in finding accessible seating upon your arrival to the Ceremony.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the office of Special Events at 315-443-9073.

For general information regarding SU’s accessibility for students, staff, and guests, visit the Office of Disability Services .