Accessibility Arrangements & Information


During the registration process, you will be asked to identify any disability-related accommodations you may need to participate fully in the commencement ceremony.

There are ramps leading to the stage on both sides to accommodate wheelchairs and anyone who is unable to negotiate stairs. Sign language interpreters can be arranged as needed. Service animals (not emotional support animals) are permitted at the ceremony and must be pre-communicated during registration for planning purposes.

If you would like to speak with the commencement coordinator about accessibility arrangements for the ceremony, please email


Reserved ADA seating is available for guests in wheelchairs, as well as those who are hearing or vision impaired. A sign language interpreter will be present in this section during the ceremony. Each graduate may request up to four ADA seats during the registration process for guests with disabilities. The ADA seating section is located to the right of the graduates as you are facing the stage. Seat requests cannot be accommodated after commencement registration closes on Nov. 12.

If a graduate has already registered and needs to request ADA seats, please email Requests will be filled, as space allows, through Nov. 12.

Real-Time Captioning

All spoken information during the ceremony will be captioned and made available to follow along in real time from a personal, mobile device. To access this service and follow along during the ceremony, open the browser on your mobile device to the  CU Denver GradCap website.

Wheelchairs and Scooters

Wheelchairs and scooters are not available for rent at the Colorado Convention Center.

Frequently Asked Questions: Accessibility Arrangements & Information