Accommodations for People with Disabilities at Graduation | The Evergreen State College

Accommodations for People with Disabilities at Graduation

Every guest is welcome to participate in, and enjoy, one of the biggest days of a Greener’s life.

Parking and Drop-off

Disabled parking available

Disabled parking is available in areas of the main parking lots (B and C) closest to Red Square.

Drop-off near the event

Entering McCann Plaza, continue straight, past the parking booth and the entrances to the parking lots. Enter the loop separated by a stand of trees and stop near the Native American Welcome Woman statue. For those using a wheelchair, there is a car ramp just before the bus stop. Evergreen staff are available to show you to seating set aside for elderly and disabled guests.

The campus map shows many of the ADA features on campus.


Commencement Map

Map of the commencement processional. Zoom.

Outdoor seating

Chairs are set aside for disabled and elderly seating. This special section is located on both the left and right-hand sides directly behind the roped section for graduating students. Usually, there is plenty of seating for family to sit with disabled guests, but if the amount of seating is inadequate, ushers may ask able-bodied guests to find other seats.

Indoor seating

Those who wish to sit inside may watch the ceremony broadcast in lecture halls on the first and second floors in Seminar II buildings A, D and E.

Hearing Assistance

Please see an usher to request a hearing assisted device.

Wheelchair Rental

Wheelchairs can be rented at a discounted rate of $25 for commencement weekend from Bellevue Health Care in Lacey.

*Discount Code: Evergreen College Commencement - be sure to mention this in order to receive the special rate of $25 + Tax for dates June 9th-13th. 

Bellevue Healthcare