Adelphi University Commencement 2012

Information for People with Disabilities

Family members and guests with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to attend Commencement.

Wheelchair-Accessible Seating

Wheelchair-accessible seating is located in Rows K and L of Sections 202, 206 and 209 and is clearly marked. Seating in these sections is general admission, first-come, first-served, and no reservations are required.
Wheelchair seating areas are solely for a guest using a wheelchair and his/her companion.

Please note that Adelphi University and Nassau Coliseum do not have wheelchairs available for Commencement. Guests interested in renting a wheelchair for the ceremony are encouraged to contact a home healthcare supplier in the area. It is strongly suggested that guests with mobility limitations consider using assistance devices.

Adelphi's Office of Disability Support Services is here to help you. Contact them at 516.877.3145 or

Mobility Limitations

Suggested seating for guests with mobility limitations is Rows K and L of Sections 201, 203–205, 208 and 210–219. Seating in these sections is general admission, first come, first served, and no reservations are required

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is located on both the north and south sides of the Coliseum and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A state or local handicap parking permit or license plate is required.


The elevator to access the lower level Coliseum Expo Center for student robing, lineup and procession is located at Gate 5, next to the main security office.

Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

There will be American Sign Language interpretation of the opening remarks and speeches of the Commencement exercises. Guests requiring visual access to the interpreters must reserve seating three weeks in advance. For reservations, email or call 516.877.3145.


There are public restrooms designed to accommodate guests with disabilities conveniently located throughout the Coliseum concourse and in the lower lobby.

This page was last modified on March 27, 2013.
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