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Accessibility Information for Guests with Special Needs or Disabilities

For those with disabilities or requiring other accommodations for Rutgers–Camden Commencement Ceremonies, we will post information on special-needs parking, seating, alternate viewing options, and navigating the Waterfront Music Pavilion by April 8, 2022.

Register for Special-Needs Parking

There are several special-needs designated spaces in the BB&T Pavilion lot and an additional 100 spaces will be special-needs on May 17 and 18. You must meet certain criteria before registering.

Know Before You Go:

  • Guests with disabilities requiring accommodations or who have issues walking up to an eighth of a mile must register online for a special-needs parking hangtag to help ensure that your walking distance is limited. Space for special-needs parking is limited. All registrations much be received by Monday, May 2, 2022.
  • Bring Your Own Assistive Device: Please be aware that there will be a considerable amount of on-site travel required to move from the parking lot to your seat. From the main entrance of the BB&T to the special-needs seating areas walking distances for 140 to 250 feet maybe required. If you or your guest(s) requires a wheelchair or other device to travel any distance, you must bring it with you.

Registering for a Special-Needs Parking Hangtag

  • If you have a State-Issued Special-Needs Parking Placard, you may park in special-needs designated areas.
  • If you do not have a State-Issued Handicapped Parking Placard, but are transporting a guest needing assistance, you may register by Monday, May 2, 2022. Please note that these spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • After registering for special-needs parking, you will receive an email with instructions and a printable parking placard by Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Traveling on Campus with Disabilities and Special Needs

Please be aware that there will be a considerable amount of on-site travel required to move from the parking lot to your seat. From the main entrance of the BB&T to the special seating areas, walking distances of 140 to 250 feet may be required. If you require a wheelchair or other device for mobility, you must bring it with you. Walkers, wheelchairs, and scooters are permitted in the stadium, but are not supplied by the university. Please note strollers will not be permitted in the BB&T Pavilion and will have to be checked at Guest Services.

Special-Needs Seating Information

  • Limited special-needs seating is available at the BB&T Pavilion.
  • Upon entering the BB&T Pavilion, check in with Guest Services. Event staff will provide individuals and one companion with tickets to sit in the special-needs seating section on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Only one companion may join the special-needs guest in this designated seating area. Other members of your party may sit in rows adjacent to, but not in, the special-needs seating area.

For the Hearing Impaired

  • Closed-captioning and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be provided. If you need these services, check in with Guest Services. Event staff will provide individuals and one companion with tickets to sit in the special-needs seating section on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Only one companion may join the special-needs guest in this designated seating area. Other members of your party may sit in rows adjacent to, but not in, the special-needs seating area.

Service Animals

Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are allowed at the ceremony. All other animals are prohibited from University Commencement. Visit the ADA website for details.

Indoor and Off-Site Viewing Options

Take advantage of these indoor viewing options:

  • Live Streaming Webcast: View Commencement online on May 17 and May 18. A high-speed internet connection, such as cable or fiber optic network, is recommended.