Guests with Disabilities

A sea of graduating students during graduation


Accessible Seating will be available on field in Wildcat Stadium. Seating is limited to guests with disabilities and their families. Please note this seating section will open to the general public at 9:30 a.m.

Accessible Seating Option

Outdoor seating at Wildcat Stadium is not guaranteed. Additional seating for guests with disabilities is available inside Lundholm Gymnasium for the live broadcast of the ceremony.

Please note it may be the best option for guests with accessibility issues or varying needs. It is also preferred during inclement weather or extreme heat conditions. Accessible bathrooms and concessions are readily available inside the stadium.

Shuttle Service / Parking

Please know that getting to the Commencement site might require as much as a half mile walk. We urge all to arrive early and to expect delays in seating due to crowds. Dropping off guests in front of Wildcat Stadium is prohibited.

Special Parking for Guests with Wheelchairs & Scooters

Check back for registration.

Please note this registration is for parking only and does not reserve seating for any guests. All seating in Wildcat Stadium and Lundholm Gymnasium is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seating for people in wheelchairs or scooters will be available on Wildcat Stadium in the designated accessible seating area and in Lundholm Gymnasium for Commencement.

Seating for guests in wheelchairs and scooters will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event.

All guests with accessibility issues are encouraged to arrive by 8:30 a.m. and to expect delays in seating due to the crowds.

Parking Information

Parking for guests with accessibility needs is available on a first-come, first-served basis in designated areas. Registration is required for entrance into designated areas, but lots are subject to fill.

Please note, this parking is only for guests who use a wheelchair or a scooter and their immediate family. Only 1 car per registration will be allowed to park in the designated area. Any additional vehicles within your party must use other available lots.

Specified lots for ADA parking will be communicated to those that register through the form.

Wheelchair Rental Information

UNH will not have wheelchairs available for general use by guests at Commencement. Guests with difficulty walking are strongly encouraged to rent wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are generally available for short term rental from medical supply stores and some pharmacies. Reservations are generally required and arrangements should be made early. The following are just a few resources that provide rentals based on availability.

Charron Medical Supplies, Nashua, NH (603) 889-7220
Abba Medical, Exeter, NH (603)778-1698
Keene Medical Products, Portsmouth, NH  (603) 431-6006

For Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Services for persons who are deaf/hard of hearing are available. Graduating students will be prompted to request services for deaf/hard of hearing guests when registering for the ceremony. The Commencement Office will contact students who request services for themselves or their guests to make proper arrangements.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and closed captioned video screens are available.

Assisted listening devices are available for use on both sides of the stadium. These can be borrowed from the information booth in Wildcat Stadium or inside Lundholm Gymnasium.


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