Academic Ceremonies

Student Accessibility at Commencement

Academic ceremonies staff is here to assist degree candidates attending Commencement.

When you are added to the official graduation list, a unique-to-you link with the registration URL will be sent to your myIPFW email. Complete the Commencement registration form no later than two weeks before Commencement and, when asked, tell us of the accommodation you need. The Office of Academic Ceremonies will contact you to make arrangements. Please direct questions from your myIPFW email account to

Travel and Parking

Streets surrounding the Coliseum are very congested in the hour prior to Commencement. Please allow plenty of time to arrive at the Coliseum by 3:15 p.m. Commencement guests normally fill all available parking spaces allotted for guests living with disabilities. We advise that degree candidates allow extra time to arrive and park. Late arrivals may find parking very difficult.

Student Assembly Area

Ushers (red coats) will provide direction to various access points (elevators, escalators) to the student assembly area.

Accommodations during Ceremony

Complete the Commencement registration and ceremonies staff will contact you to make arrangements as needed.

Accommodations for your Guests

Information for your guests is available under the Family & Guests tab.



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