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Participating graduates needing special accommodations should contact (618) 650‑2252 or commencement@siue.edu as early as possible to discuss accommodation options with Commencement staff.

Disability seating for commencement guests is available on a first come, first serve bases. Guests with disabilities may be seated on the ground floor, or in a seat that fits their needs in the Vadalabene Center. Commencement staff and volunteers will be available to help guests needing accommodations. To ensure adequate seating for guests with disabilities, only the guest needing the accommodation and one other person be seated in this section. Guests with disabilities are encouraged to arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the ceremony.  Advanced reservations for disability seating is not available.

Wheelchairs are available at Equipment Issue in the Vadalabene Center for continued use throughout the ceremony. There will also be a wheelchair with a staff member available at each entrance to assist guests in getting to their seats. For the safety of all guests, aisles and walkways must be kept clear; please seek an usher to be directed to the nearest wheelchair seating area.

An interpreter will be available for the deaf or hard-of-hearing. Guests who are hard-of-hearing or deaf may contact the Commencement staff at (618) 650‑2252 or commencement@siue.edu for more information.

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