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Office of the Registrar
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.521.6298
Fax:
910.521.6328
Email:
registrar@uncp.edu

Location: Lumbee Hall, Room 133

School of Graduate Studies
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.521.6271 or 1.866.521.GRAD (4723)
Fax:
910.521.6751
Relay:
1.866.521.GRAD (4723)
Email:
grad@uncp.edu

Location: Lindsay Hall, Room 124
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ACCOMMODATION REQUEST GUIDELINES FOR COMMENCEMENT AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS

General Information

All faculty, staff, and graduating seniors who have personal accommodation needs or needs for guests, must contact Disability Support Services at least one week prior to graduation. All request for accommodations can be made by calling 910.521.6695. The University will continue to make a good-faith effort to arrange accommodations for any requests made up until the day of the event.

Reserved Parking

A limited number of designated wheelchair accessible parking spaces will be available during graduation in the parking lot behind the Jones Athletic Center. This area will be blocked off and reserved for those whose names have been given in advance to Disability Support Services. One car per family and/or person with a disability will be allowed in the designated area. Someone will direct cars as they enter. Drivers must display their handicap plate or placard.

Transportation from the parking lots to the graduation site, for those who are ambulatory, but cannot walk long distances, will be provided. Courtesy golf carts will be circling campus parking lots. There may be a short wait, depending upon the number of people requesting this service. Families may request to pull up to the entrance nearest to the ADA seating area and drop their family members off to be escorted to seats.

Reserved Seating

  • Seating for guests who use wheelchairs will be located in the middle rear area. One person may accompany the person in the wheelchair.
  • Seating for those who are ambulatory but cannot climb the bleachers will be located in an area behind the first section of seating. It is important to arrive early to guarantee access to these seats.
  • Seating for persons who are hearing impaired will be located within the first row and at the closest point to the interpreter. Please notify Disability Support Services if you or a guest needs to access an interpreter.

Graduating seniors who would like to guarantee reserved seating for a disabled guest must make a reservation with Disability Support Services at least one week in advance of graduation. A reservation will guarantee up to two seats in a reserved seating area, one for the guest who is disabled and one for a companion. Because the reserved area is designated for people with disabilities and those assisting them, we regret that it is not possible to seat whole families together in that area.

Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate a last minute, unanticipated need for reserved seating, as space is available. In such cases though, it may be possible to accommodate only the person with a disability. People with a reservation will be served on a first come first serve basis. Seating cannot be guaranteed unless it is reserved in advance.

Interpreter Services

A Sign Language Interpreter, using American Sign Language, will be available for graduation. Deaf guests who need priority seating must make prior arrangements with Disability Support Services for reserved seating.

Alternative Formats

Large print and Braille copies of commencement programs can be made as long as requests are received no later than one week before graduation in order to assure the best possible arrangements. The University will continue to make a good-faith effort to arrange accommodations for any requests made up until the day of the event.

Chemical Sensitivity

Although the University cannot guarantee a chemical-free environment, some guests may be subject to chemical sensitivity. In consideration of others, please consider not wearing strongly scented products.

For more information or requests for accommodations, contact:

Disability Support Services
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
Phone: 910.521.6695
FAX: 910.521.6891
TTY: 910.521.6490
Email: dss@uncp.edu
Web: www.uncp.edu/dss/

Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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