We strive to make sure commencement ceremonies are accessible to all who wish to attend. Below are services we make available for guests who may need special accommodations while attending ceremonies at the Susquehanna Bank Center.
Parking and Transport
General parking information can be found here. There are several handicap-designated spaces in the Susquehanna Bank Center lot which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To assist guests with limited mobility, Rutgers will provide a tram from the parking lot to the entrance of the Susquehanna Bank Center. Throughout the parking lot there will be three pick-up points for the tram. These points will be designated with signs. The tram will run starting one hour prior to each ceremony and ending one hour after each ceremony.
Accessible seating for guests who need a wheelchair or walker or other special accommodations is available at the Susquehanna Bank Center and is clearly marked. Click here for the Susquehanna Bank Center Stage and Audience Map. Seats in this special section may be reserved for the guest who needs a wheelchair or walker or other special accommodations plus up to two of that guest’s family members (not including children under 5 years of age).
Rutgers provides a limited number of wheelchairs for each of the commencement ceremonies. These will be used to transport guests with mobility issues to and from general seating. Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow guests to borrow wheelchairs for the duration of the ceremony due to the high number of guests. If you plan on using our wheelchair transport services we would like to know in advance of the ceremony.
Rutgers plans on offering closed caption coverage of each of our four ceremonies. Screens with closed captioning coverage will be viewable from the 100 and 104 sections.
Registering for Special Seating and Wheelchair Transport Services
Guests requesting accessible seating and other accommodations will be able to sign up on our electronic registration site starting April 1, 2014.