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Services for Persons with Disabilities/Limited Mobility

Listed below are numerous services offered for persons with disabilities and/or limited mobility during Finals Exercises for the Class of 2020.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Seating for guests who wish to use the services of a sign language interpreter will be available. In addition, a live broadcast of both Final Exercises ceremonies will be open captioned and shown on the Lawn. If you or a member of your family are in need of either of these accommodations, please contact Barbara Zunder, Director of the Student Disability Access Center (434) 243-5180 or

Parking & Shuttle Bus Service

More information will be posted soon.


Wheelchair-accessible restrooms near the Lawn are located in the following buildings: Bryan Hall, Garrett Hall, New Cabell Hall, Newcomb Hall, and Clemons Library.

Seating for Final Exercises

All guests attending Final Exercises will require a ticket whether the ceremony is on the Lawn or in John Paul Jones Arena. For the Lawn, individuals using wheelchairs (or guests with mobility challenges) and one companion may sit in the designated area in front of Cocke Hall. Limited seating is available in this section.

Wheelchair Rental

Navigating around the Grounds during Final Exercises involves a considerable amount of walking and traveling through heavily congested areas. Guests requiring assistance may wish to rent a wheelchair. Wheelchairs are not available through the University; however, they may be rented in advance from the following local companies:

  • Simple Comforts Home Medical: (434) 245-0001
  • Wheelchairs and Mobility Solutions: (434) 825-5222


Last Updated: June 24, 2020