Special Needs Seating

Undergraduate Commencement is staged outdoors. A special needs seating area provides wider aisles, access to the wheelchair accessible restrooms, and indoor viewing inside Alumni Gym (air conditioned comfort). This seating area is open to all who accompany a special needs guest.


Special needs parking is available at the locations marked PSN on the campus map. These parking areas are monitored by Campus Safety and Security, and the officers on duty will provide instructions to drivers. In most cases, we recommend that special needs guests arrive at the the Koury/Fine Arts Lot located on Williamson Avenue between Koury Athletic Center and the Center for the Arts. These guests should be accompanied by a family member to the seating area while drivers take vehicles to the recommended parking lot for the duration of the ceremony.

Hearing Assistance/ASL Interpreting

Elon Commencement is equipped with a limited number of hearing assistance devices and Spanish interpretation devices that are available on a first-come, first-served arrangement. Headsets may be picked up at the Information table after 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. A sign language interpreter will also be present near the stage during the Commencement ceremony. Please call the Office of Cultural Programs (336-278-5605) at your first opportunity for information on these special needs services.

Wheelchair Rentals

The following local companies will provide wheelchair rentals for Commencement, as well as walkers and other equipment. Please call ahead to ensure availability and ask about drop-off/pick-up service to area hotels.

Clover’s Medical Supply
1040 South Church Street, Burlington
(336) 222-8052