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Accessibility Services—Winter Commencement

To request disability-related accommodations or inquire about accessibility visit the Disability-Related Accommodations for Butler Events webpage to learn more. Please allow two weeks' advanced notice in order to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Although attempts will be made to honor accommodation requests with less notice, it cannot be guaranteed that without two weeks' notice a reasonable accommodation can be provided. 


Your state-issued disability placard is required for special parking considerations. Any vehicle may use the Clowes Memorial Hall circle to drop off guests who are not able to walk long distances. Accessible parking is available in the parking lot just east of Clowes Memorial Hall. All other parking is available in the Sunset Avenue Parking Garage. 

Wheelchair Accessibility

Wheelchair access is available throughout the floor seating in Clowes Memorial Hall by entering Doors 3 and 4. Ushers will refer guests to the wheelchair accessible seating areas. Based on availability, companion seating may be limited to one additional guest in the accessible seating area. 

Auditory Assistance

Accommodations for those who are hearing impaired will be provided in the form of an American Sign Language interpreter. We can provide reserved seating for individual and a companion. Graduates may note this need on the Winter Commencement registration form. Then graduates will receive a separate communication from the University vender, Marching Order, with these instructions.

Phonic Ear Sound Enhancement is also available to amplify stage dialogue. Guests may pick up their individual receiver at the Clowes Information Desk located in the lobby. A photo ID or credit card will be held while receiver is in use. 24 receivers will be available on a first come, first served basis. Guests may be seated anywhere in Clowes to use the phonic ear sound enhancement receivers.

Emailing with any questions.