Special Accommodations for Commencement

Rutgers University–Camden will make arrangements to ensure that all students and guests attending commencement ceremonies will receive special accommodations.

Student Registration

Register for Student Special Accommodations

Graduating students who will need special assistance during commencement ceremonies should register online.

If you are a graduating student with questions about special accommodations, please contact Thomas J. DiValerio, Dean of Students, at 856-225-6050 or tdivaler@camden.rutgers.edu.

Guest Registration

Register for guest special accommodations

All requests for special seating and wheelchair transport services from guests must be received by Friday, May 5, 2017 by registering online.

We strive to make sure commencement ceremonies are accessible to all who wish to attend. Below are services we make available for guests who need special accommodations while attending ceremonies at BB&T Pavilion. 

Parking and Transport

For a complete overview of commencement parking, visit the commencement parking and transportation page.  There are several handicap-designated spaces in the BB&T Pavilion lot and an additional 100 spaces will be handicap-designated on May 17and 18. 

Handicap accessible parking spots are available in both locations for guests holding a state-issued handicap parking placard. If you do not have a handicap parking placard but will be transporting a guest needing assistance, you may obtain a special parking permit by registering for special accommodations. This permit will allow you to park in the handicap accessible areas at the BB&T Pavilion. Please note that these spots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To assist guests with limited mobility, Rutgers will provide a tram from the handicap-designated parking lot to the entrance of the BB&T Pavilion. 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 and is clearly marked at the BB&T Pavilion.


Seats in these special sections may be reserved for a guest who needs a wheelchair or walker or other special accommodations plus one of that guest’s family members and one child less than fives years of age, up to a maximum of two guests.

Note for College of Arts and Sciences and University College guests only:  Special accommodation seats and any guests noted on this form will count toward your allotted tickets for guests.

Wheelchair Availability

Rutgers–Camden 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.

Hearing Impairment

Rutgers–Camden plans on offering closed caption coverage during each of the ceremonies. Screens with closed captioning coverage will be viewable from sections 100 and 104.