Guest Accessibility

Accessible Seating

There will be a limited number of seats reserved for guests with accessibility needs. These seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We advise all guests with a disability or mobility issue to arrive early. Doors open at 8 a.m. for the Undergraduate Ceremony and 1 p.m. for the Graduate Ceremony.

We will have two sections in the venue reserved. On the floor, the first row of seating in the spectator section will be reserved, in addition to the traditional accessible seating already built into the venue on the upper level of the stands.


There will be a limited number of accessible parking located in Lot D. These are available on a first come, first serve basis. Guests can also be dropped off close to the entrance on Elm street. Please review the parking map for more information.

ASL Interpreters

If you require this accommodation, please contact Lisa Elson at as soon as possible but no later than December 1, 2018.


The Colorado School of Mines will not have wheelchairs available to rent. If you have a guest who is unable to walk at least 50 yards without assistance, we highly recommend renting a wheelchair for the day. The passenger pick up/drop off area on Elm offers the least amount of walking for guests.