Accessibility and Accommodations

Accessibility and Accommodations for Degree Candidates

Degree candidates who require accommodations and/or would like to submit accessibility requests may fill out the Accommodation Request Form. Please note that the Office of University Events and Ceremonies and your dean of student’s office will receive your submission. Requests for accommodations must be submitted by Friday, May 25, 2018.

Approximately two weeks prior to Convocation, a staff member will be in touch with you to discuss and confirm the accommodations request you submitted.

Accessibility and Accommodations for Guests

At the University Convocation ceremony on Saturday, June 9, accessible seating is available for guests with disabilities and up to two (2) companions. This seating area is designated for individuals using wheelchairs, persons with limited mobility, and guests with visual or hearing impairments.

To make arrangements, please submit your request by completing the Accommodation Request Form. Requests must be submitted by Friday, May 25, 2018.  Seating is limited, so please submit the form as soon as possible.

Approximately one week prior to Convocation, a staff member will be in touch with you to discuss and confirm the accommodations request you submitted.

The University of Chicago does not supply wheelchairs, but can offer reserved seating closest to the handicap entrance.

If you have additional questions regarding your request for accessibility or accommodations, please contact the convocation staff by emailing convocation@uchicago.edu before Friday, May 25, 2018.  In your message, please clearly indicate whether your needs are for the 531st University Convocation ceremony on Saturday morning, a division or school ceremony, or both.