For a map indicating handicapped accessibility points to buildings, please view Brown's accessibility map.
ALTERNATIVE VIEWING OPTIONS
Navigating campus with the anticipated high volume of guests and cars can be challenging. In addition, weather can also be unpredictable. As such, we offer two options to view the ceremonies remotely – online and in indoor viewing location(s) on campus.
Baccalaureate, the Graduate School ceremony, Procession, and both the College and University ceremonies will be streamed live on the internet. The link for the web stream will be available on the Brown homepage at http://www.brown.edu.
On campus, Baccalaureate, Procession, and both the College and University ceremonies will be simulcast in Salomon Center for Teaching (the accessible entrance is to the left of the front door) and Sayles Hall (the accessible entrance is on the right side of the building and after entering, take the elevator to the first floor). The Graduate School Commencement will also be simulcast in Metcalf’s Friedman Auditorium.
HANDICAPPED PARKING PASSES
Unfortunately, we have reached our capacity for handicapped parking passes and are no longer accepting requests. However, we are still accepting requests for drop off passes (see Drop Off Passes below).
Alternatively, if you have a state issued hang tag, you are welcome to park in pre-marked handicapped spots on campus, but we cannot guarantee their availability. A map of handicapped parking spots on campus can be found here: http://brown.edu/Facilities/Facilities_Management/docs/Parking_8.5x11.pdf
If you have already requested a handicapped parking pass, you will receive a permit and instructions in early May.
DROP OFF PASSES
On Commencement Day, the majority of streets near the College Green are closed. Drop Off Passes allow individuals to drop guests off near the College Green on Commencement Day. Drivers then park their vehicle on campus or in the local area - this pass does not provide any reserved parking for the holder. Drop Off Passes are recommended for individuals who will be transporting guests who have mobility issues but are able to navigate campus themselves. Drop Off Passes can be obtained onsite at the Commencement Welcome Desk in the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center starting on Friday, May 24, 2013.
ON CALL SHUTTLE
The Accessibility Services (SEAS) shuttle provides on-request rides for people with disabilities or medical conditions to locations throughout the campus. Wheelchair accessible. Rides can be scheduled in advance. Due to heavy ridership, Sunday rides should be planned in advance. To reach the SEAS shuttle between now and Friday morning, call the SEAS office at (401) 863-9588. Beginning Friday at 11 AM, you can call the shuttle service directly at (401) 225-9572. For more information, please visit the Student and Employee Accessibility Services website.
Friday: 11 am–3 am; Saturday: 7 am–1 am; Sunday: 6 am–6 pm
To arrange for a wheelchair or other medical needs, see our list of local wheelchair rentals. A number of vendors will deliver and pick up right from the campus. Brown University does not provide wheelchairs.
WHEELCHAIR SEATING OPTIONS
During Baccalaureate, the College Ceremony, and the University Ceremony, usher staff will be available on the College Green to assist guests in finding seating. Seating is not permitted in aisles or walkways, but ushers will assist guests in wheelchairs in finding seating and/or removing chairs from the end of rows as space allows. Please keep in mind, all seating is on a first come, first served basis.
GUESTS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
For guests who may have a hearing impairment, captioning will available on both large screens for Baccalaureate, the College Ceremony, and the University Ceremony.
Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) provides assistance to graduates, alumni, and guests who will be attending events over Commencement Weekend. For further information, please contact the SEAS Office at (401) 863-9588 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.