Commencement Office
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Graduation Day - Students - Special Assistance

If any graduate needs special assistance including, but not limited to, mobility impairments, please notify both the Commencement office (901-678-5547) and Disability Resources for Students (901-678-2880) as soon as possible.

Disabilty Resources for Students

110 Wilder Tower
(901) 678-2880

Graduating Students-if you need special accommodations, please let us know a month prior to your graduation by calling or emailing our office. Contact information above. The FedExForum stage has a ramp for those that may need accommodations.

FedExForum Information for May, August and December Commencements:

  • A specially designated drop-off location for disabled patrons is located on the north side of FedEx Forum, off the Beale Street alley which can be reached by turning eastbound off Third Street, which runs one-way north. (Please click HERE to view map.) 
  • Parking for guests with disabilities is available in the FedEx Forum parking garage, and the Linden Avenue marshalling area. All vehicles must have a current state-issued hang tag or license plate. 
  • Handicapped Services, including wheelchairs, can be obtained through the FedEx Forum Customer Service Department or by visiting the Commencement table, both located in the Grand Lobby.  Elevators are available.
  • Seating for hearing impaired is reserved in seating section 115.  An interpreter for the deaf is present at all ceremonies. The first row is reserved and only one guest is permitted to sit with the guest in this row.

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Last Updated: 7/17/13