Commencement Information for Disability Accommodation

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Reasonable accommodations will be made for graduating students and/or guests with disabilities upon advance request. Assistive listening devices can be provided and special seating for wheelchair users and/or persons with visual, mobility or hearing challenges are available based on site seating arrangements. The commencement is normally interpreted for the deaf.

A limited amount of accessible parking spaces will be made available in the Parking Lot. The pre-marked accessible parking is indicated by signage and the International Symbol of Access. Additional parking allocated for the commencement event will be coned off, with security personnel supervising the entrance and exit of the designated additional parking area. Please be aware that any vehicle parked in pre-marked accessible parking stalls will need to have proper state licenses and handicapped permits. Parking in the coned security areas are on a first-come, first-served basis.

All special arrangements for disability related services, including accessible parking, will need to be noted on the Commencement Registration form which can be accessed on the University of Hawaii at Hilo Commencement website. After submitting this form, you will be contacted by Disability Services to finalize the logistics of the accommodations for your guests. Please note that disability related requests must be submitted no later than one month prior to the event.

Please contact the UH Hilo Disability Services office at for further details regarding disability accommodations.

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