If you are a graduate with a special request, please contact the disability resource center ( so we can appropriately serve you.


There are arrangements in place to accommodate our campus visitors during graduation weekend.

Stephen C. O’Connell Center Venue Accommodations

There is seating for people who are in wheelchairs or who have limited mobility. Upon entering the facility, ask an usher to direct you to those areas. Due to limited space, we ask that only one family member sit with an individual; the rest of your party should sit in nearby spaces. Limited mobility seating areas are first come, first served and cannot be reserved. Wheelchairs are available to assist people to seating areas, but not to use for the duration of the ceremony.

Facility map with ADA seating depicted: 

Stephen C. O’Connell Center Parking Accommodations

The parking spots closest to the O’Connell Center are reserved for disabled parking (must have proper license plate and/or window tag). These spots are first come, first served and cannot be reserved.

Shuttle Accommodations

Shuttles will run on Saturday, August 7 from 8am-1pm to and from Gale Lemerand flat lot and Parking Garage 14 to the O’Connell Center and back. There will be two buses and a Campus Connector (ADA compliant bus) running during this time. These special buses are equipped to assist those with wheelchairs and/or walkers.

A map with the full route and shuttle stops will appear on the Parking & Shuttle page in July.