Davidson College works to ensure that Commencement is an accessible experience for students, families and guests.

Requesting Accomodations

Students 

Davidson College seeks to ensure full accessibility for students participating in Commencement. Please email registrar@davidson.edu if you will need to request an accommodation, such as a processional route and/or seating arrangement that is accessible to you.

Guests 

Davidson College welcomes requests for reasonable accommodations related to disability and will strive to make this program accessible to participants. Please email cadix@davidson.edu to make such a request.

Wheelchair Rental

Wheelchairs may be rented from Penrod Medical (704-630-1155) in Salisbury, NC. They can deliver to surrounding hotels. 

Accessible Seating

Outdoor accessible seating on the Lawn will be designated as a specific section with blue ribbons. This area is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for visitors with disabilities, in particular those individuals with physical disabilities or who will need to be close enough to see the sign language interpreter. In order to accommodate visitors who need accessible seating, we encourage visitors to have only one accompanying person with them. Please be aware that this area, like all seating areas in the outdoor venue, is on grass.

In the event of inclement weather and Commencement takes place indoors, accessible seating in the John M. Belk Arena will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis around the perimeter of the arena and will be designated by red chairs. In order to accommodate visitors who need accessible seating, we encourage visitors to have only one accompanying person with them. The first two rows of Section 11 will be reserved for the best view of the sign language interpreter.

Sign Language Interpreters

A sign language interpreter will be standing beside the stage. Their image will also be displayed picture-in-picture on the jumbotron screens. 

Accessible Drop-Off and Parking

Learn more about accessible parking and drop-off for Commencement.

Commencement Parking