If you are a student participating in the commencement ceremony and have accessibility needs, please contact Kimberly Schumann. Please submit your request by April 21, 2017 to ensure availability of equipment, if needed.
Sign language interpreters will be provided for all ceremonies.
Lot M is reserved for guests with state issued handicapped permits. This parking will be on a first come first serve basis. There will be an accessibility-equipped shuttle that will take the guests from this lot to a drop off location near the stadium. The shuttle will return to Lot M after commencement is over. The shuttle will run beginning one hour before commencement and up to 30 minutes after the start of the commencement ceremony. Following the completion of the ceremony, the shuttle will run for one hour.
Drop Off Location
Guests may be dropped off in the Anderson Student Center turnaround on the west side of the building. However, for safety reasons, drop-off or pick-up along Summit Avenue or Cretin Avenue North will not be permitted.
Guests may ask an usher to remove a chair at the end of a row so they can sit with family and friends throughout the stadium.
Wheelchair & Scooter Rental
Due to the distances involved from parking locations to the ceremony site, guests in the past have found a need for wheelchair or scooters to assist them in attending the commencement event. Guests in need of mobility equipment may contact the following two local business who are willing to assist with these requests. Rental arrangements must be made on an individual basis with these companies prior to the day of commencement.
- Contact Dan Steffes with Dahl Medical Supply at 612-334-3159. View available rental equipment on Dahl's website.
- Contact Sam Ocel with APA Medical at 612-722-9000. View available rental equipment on APA Medical's website.
Because of limited space, guests are asked to leave strollers outside of the O’Shaughnessy Stadium and Field House.
There will be a stroller corral where guests can leave strollers in the lower quad, east of the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex. Ushers will direct guests to the stroller corral. The corrals will supervised during the ceremony. However, St. Thomas cannot take any responsibility for lost or damaged strollers.