ADA Accommodations

Commencement Ceremonies

Upon request Willamette University will provide sign language interpreters and/or attempt to make accommodations for any other disabilities. If you need these services, please contact the the Office of Scheduling Events and Conferences at 503-375-5442 a minimum of one month prior to Commencement Weekend.


Guests with a DMV-issued handicapped parking permit are encouraged to park on Commencement Sunday in the visitors parking lot (corner of Bellevue and Winter streets). Questions concerning this should be directed to Campus Safety, 503-370-6911. Golf cart service will be available from this lot to the commencement ceremonies.

Wheelchair Access

Willamette University does not rent wheelchairs; however, golf carts will be able to transport guests from Willamette's parking lots to the commencement site. Ushers will remove a regular chair so the wheelchair can be placed in regular seating. Ushers also can assist with special seating or assistive technology at each ceremony.

Wheelchairs are available to rent from A-Z Party Rental, 995 Commercial St. SE, 503-585-7782 for $13/day and $26/week.

Hearing Assistance

Hearing assist headsets will be available from the sound board located in the center of the tent.