Graduating students participating in the ceremonies with a disability that will not allow them to navigate stairs properly should contact the Commencement Coordinator, Teri Hansen, at 509-335-6674 or for special assembly instructions.

General university commencement guests who have a disability or have difficulty walking, will find easier access if they enter the Beasley Coliseum through the North entrance off Orchard Drive where there is some handicap parking and a drop off area. This will place the guest on the concourse level at sections 30-31-32. Handicap parking is available all around the coliseum. Limited seating is set aside in the first three rows of seating from the concourse level. We ask those who utilize this area to limit the number of family and friends that sit with them to 3 individuals. This will provide adequate seating for all who attend. The coliseum does have wheelchair access seating available but will not have wheelchairs available. Wheelchairs, walkers and other aids that will not be in use during the ceremony, should be labeled with personal identification and will be placed in a storage area near your seats. This is required by law for emergency purposes. Ask a commencement usher for assistance.

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Reasonable Accommodation: All ceremonies will use real time captioning on two large screens behind the stage and on all four sides of the center jumbotran scoreboard.

Disability Parking: Temporary disability permits are available with your state-issued Disability ID card through the WSU Visitor Center (509) 335-INFO (4636) or Parking and Transportation Services (509) 335-PARK (7275).