Disabled Graduates

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. Both offices will reach out to you with any information, if needed. The Commencement Office will reach out to your college faculty marshal and student marshal to inform them of your accommodation request.

Disability Resources for Students

110 Wilder Tower

Parking and Seating Information

If you need special accommodations, please notify the Commencement hours at least 4 weeks prior to your graduation to ensure all of your questions have been asked and any accommodations will be made in a timely fashion before your Commencement event. The FedExForum stage has a ramp and stage lift for any graduates with mobility issues.

  • A specially designated drop-off location for disabled patrons is located on the north side of FedExForum, off the Beale Street alley which can be reached by turning eastbound off Third Street, which runs one-way north. 
  • 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 hard of hearing 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.