Accessibility

Drop Off Locations for Those with Disabilities

HALTON ARENA: There will be a drop-off area in front of the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center building (Halton Arena). Once on campus, follow the signs and tell traffic personnel that you wish to use the Halton Arena drop-off area. Staff will be available at the Halton Arena drop-off area to assist guests with limited mobility. Wheelchair assistance will also be available.
For your safety, bag checks will be conducted at entry points.  Prohibited items include but not limited to: weapons, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, noisemakers, laser pointers, non-service animals, skateboards, and roller shoes.

MCKNIGHT HALL REMOTE VIEWING:  McKnight Hall is located in the Cone Center.  Guests who would like a more spacious area may sit in this theater-style room.  Guests do not need a ticket and may be dropped off and picked up at the Cone Center entrance on University Road.  Elevator access to McKnight Hall is available.  Guests who will need wheelchair assistance to enter McKnight Hall must bring their own wheelchair.  Wheelchairs are generally available for short-term rental from medical supply stores and some pharmacies.  Please click here for a campus map or you may pick one up at the Arena Ticket Office next to the Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC).

POPP MARTIN STUDENT UNION MOVIE THEATER REMOTE VIEWING:  The movie theater is located on the 1st floor of the Popp Martin Student Union next to Outtakes Quick Cuisine.  Floor level seating is available but limited.  Guests do not need a ticket to enter the theater.

Please click on the links to download these documents:
Halton Arena floor plan
Commencement campus map

Commencement Seating

Accessible seating is available on the arena entrance level for guests using wheelchairs or who are unable to climb stairs, plus one accompanying person.  

Wheelchair assistance to accessible seating will also be available. Guests who cannot transfer to a seat and need to remain in a wheelchair are encouraged to bring or rent their own. Wheelchairs are generally available for short-term rental from medical supply stores and some pharmacies.  Seating is limited so early arrival is strongly recommended.  Doors open 90 minutes prior to each ceremony.

Halton Arena floor plan

FM systems will also be available. Please visit one of the Information Tables, which will be located at the East and West entrances, for more information.

Seating for individuals with low vision will be available in Section 132.

Please contact the Office of Disability Services if you have any additional questions regarding accessibility: 704‑687‑0040 or Disability Services

Resources: Accessibility Website

Graduates -  Please be sure to bring your student ID to check in on the day of Commencement.