Accessibility Information

NOTE: The spring commencement ceremonies have been postponed to October 10, 2020. 

Accessible Cistern Walkway

Participants in the October ceremonies will have the option to use stairs or an ADA compliant lift to access the walkway across the Cistern. This will be in place for photo opportunities with family and friends, and/or with President Hsu on Friday and Sunday, as well. 

Parking & Drop-off

Please visit our Parking page for details about accessible parking and drop-off locations for each ceremony.

Accessible restrooms

The nearest accessible restrooms for participants are inside the first floor of Randolph Hall (accessible entrance is on the Cougar Mall side, not the Cistern Yard side) OR across St. Philip Street from Cistern Yard in Simons Center for the Arts (54 St. Philips St). Additionally, restrooms located in the Stern Center are available on the ground level and each floor, which are accessible via elevator. Restrooms are available in the Rita Hollings Science Center on the ground level, and this building has an accessible ramp. 

Sign Language Interpreting

All Commencement Ceremonies will be interpreted using American Sign Language, and when applicable, captioning may be provided.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at Commencement, but must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times.

Accessible Programs

For braille, large print or digital programs, please contact Deborah Mihal with the Center for Disability Services at 843.953.1431 or mihaldf@cofc.edu.

Accessibility Questions

For any additional questions regarding accessibility, please contact Deborah Mihal with the Center for Disability Services at 843.953.1431 or mihaldf@cofc.edu.