Guests with DisabilitiesDuke University encourages guests with disabilities to participate in its Commencement activities. Duke has created a website to address the needs of those with disabilities and you may find it on the web at www.access.duke.edu/. If you anticipate needing accommodations beyond what is described on the Disability Management System website, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Disability Management System (DMS) at 919.668.1282 in advance of your attendance.
Wheelchairs are available the day of Commencement for individuals needing assistance to the Concourse level of the stadium. Wheelchairs will be located at the Disability Management System (DMS) tent.
The DMS website also features valuable information regarding campus accessibility features. Please see www.access.duke.edu/ to view a campus map.
On the day of Commencement, all accessible seating for individuals with mobility impairments will be located on the Concourse level of the stadium. Chairs for companion seating may be obtained from the Disability Management System (DMS) tent.
Assistive Listening Devices will be available for the duration of the ceremony at the DMS tent.
For guests in need of interpreters and 3 companions, sign language interpreters will be stationed to sign for the ceremony in:
Section 24, Odd Rows A & B, Seats 1, 3, 5
Section 24, Odd Rows C & D, Seats 1, 3, 5, 7, 8
Section 9, Even Rows A & B, Seats 2, 4, 6
Section 9, Even Rows C & D, Seats 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
Family and friends who are not able to attend the Baccalaureate Service or the Commencement Ceremony may view these events through our live webcast.