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Bloomington Commencement Feature

All About the Ceremonies

Spring 2017 Undergrad Ceremony


Guests in Wheelchairs

Special parking and seating arrangements are available for guests in wheelchairs, but these arrangements must be made in advance.

Contact the Accessibility Hot Line at (812) 855-4723 or send an email to to make arrangements for accessibility.

Accessible parking is available in a designated lot off Seventeenth Street for guests. Use gate 4 on Seventeenth Street to enter the parking lot. Show your accessibility documentation to the parking staff.

The Commencement staff will do everything in its power to ensure that our guests with wheelchairs have appropriate parking and seating accommodations. We ask that they arrive at the parking lot no later than 8 a.m. to make it possible to meet all needs satisfactorily.

Seating in the wheelchair sections is limited. Some members of large groups may be directed to other nearby seating.

IU must request that wheelchair users bring their own wheelchairs.

Accessibility seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests will not need to climb stairs or go up ramps to reach these sections.

Parties must be complete before being seated. Guests may not save seats in Memorial Stadium.

Guests with Limited Mobility: Prior Arrangements Not Needed

Guests who have any difficulty walking, going up and down ramps, or climbing stairs, and individuals who use walkers or canes, should enter the parking area through any open gate. Golf carts will be available to help these guests get to and from Memorial Stadium.

All accessibility needs of these guests will be accommodated on the day of the ceremony; you do not need to contact University Events for prior arrangements.

Once inside the stadium, convenient special seating for guests with limited mobility will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests will not need to climb stairs or go up ramps to reach these areas.

Parties must be complete before being seated. To accommodate everyone’s needs, large parties may be asked to separate, with some patrons watching the ceremony from a general seating area. Guests may not save seats in the stadium.

Parking for Cars Bearing State-Issued Accessibility Tags

Guests arriving in vehicles bearing state-issued accessibility tags should enter the parking lot through Gate 4 on Seventeenth Street and follow the directions of uniformed parking staff.

Guests with Hearing Impairments

Closed captioning will be provided.

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