Disability Services

Accessible Accommodations

Sign language interpreters and/or computer aided real-time translation (CART) will be provided at all Saturday Convocation ceremonies as well as Commencement.

For accessible shuttle information, please see Parking and Buses.

Syracuse University does not provide wheelchairs for Commencement weekend. Find out more information about local wheelchair rental.

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


Commencement

Special arrangements will be made for guests with wheelchairs, impaired mobility, or those in need of deaf and hard of hearing services.  Passes are required for seating within these sections and can be requested by filling out the accessible accommodations form below.

The accessible seating submission form will be available below, beginning March 1.  Deadline to submit this form is April 29.


Convocations

Accessibility passes are not necessary. Ushers at each on-campus venue will be on hand to direct guests who need assistance.


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.  Please see the detailed Carrier Dome diagram for accessible seating placement during the Commencement Ceremony.

Wheel Chair Seating:  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.