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CURRENT STUDENTSCOMMENCEMENT GUIDE > SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
Special Accommodations

People who are unable to climb or sit in bleachers.

Special Accommodation Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is guaranteed by advance reservations. Guests who are unable to climb, have health or mobility issues, or are unable sit in the bleachers are welcomed to reserve seats in the Special Accommodations area (folding chairs on the floor level).


We ask that requests are limited to those who need special accommodations plus one additional person to assist. We understand that this may cause families and guests to be separated during the ceremony and apologize for that inconvenience. However, in order to accommodate the growing number of guests with special needs, we must ask that only those needing special seating utilize those seats. Due to high demand of Special Accommodation Seating, we must limit the number of seats one can request to 4 tickets.


The website will accept requests starting Monday, April 3 at 12midnight. Any Special Accommodation requests AFTER Friday, April 28, MUST made in person at the Office of Student Life, 2nd Floor Nicholson Center.

Reservations for Special Accommodations Seating are still being accepted.
However, due to timing, anyone requiring Special Accommodations for family members attending the Graduate or Undergraduate Ceremony
MUST contact the Office of Student Life directly - Phone: 412/397-6489.  

Special Accommodation tickets MUST BE PICKED UP 
in the Student Life Office by Friday, May 5 by 12Noon.

Student Life Office
Nicholson Center, 2nd Floor
Phone:  412/397-6489

To request special seating, go to www.rmu.edu/commencement and click on the link for Special Accommodations.


People who are deaf or hearing impaired

A sign language interpreter will be provided at commencement.


Special Parking

A limited number of parking spaces are available for guests with mobility issues. Guest requesting Special Accommodations Seating will receive one Special Accommodations Parking Pass. For the Undergraduate Ceremony, guests with Special Accommodation Seating Tickets must also have Commencement Tickets.


A drop-off point for mobility challenged person has been designated at the Upper Sewall Center Entrance. An elevator is available to take guests to the Ground Floor of the Sewall Arena.


Questions?

If you need to make other special accommodations or if you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Life at 412/397-6489 or email studentlife@rmu.edu.