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 7:30 a.m.

We will have two sections in the venue reserved. In the stands, section 203 will be reserved, in addition to the traditional accessible seating already built into the venue on the concourse. The stands will offer some shade and is close to accessible restrooms. This section can be accessed by an elevator close to the Gate 1 entrance. Guests can either take the shuttle or be dropped off on 11th and Maple to minimize the walking distance to these seats. We will have golf cart shuttles availble for guests who need them. Please review this map for more details.

On the field, the front, far right section when facing the stage will be reserved. This section is located on the east 20 yard line closest to the visitor side. It can be accessed by entering through Gate 3 from the 11th street entrance or from Gate 4 close to Lot L there is direct access to the field. There will be some walking involved to get to this section. The closest accessible restrooms are located by Gate 3 or there are accessible port-o-lets located close to Gate 4.

Parking/Shuttle Services

Please note, there is limited parking close to Marv Kay Stadium. A limited number of parking spaces will be reserved in Lot L (12 spaces) and Lot K on a first come, first served basis. As an alternative, guests can be picked up and dropped off on 11th and Maple. From there, they can take golf cart shuttles to get close to the stadium entrances. There will also be shuttle buses available that will pick up in areas around campus and drop off on 11th and Maple.

Please review the parking and shuttle map for more information.

Closed Captioning

There will be closed captioning available during the ceremony and on the live stream on our YouTube channel. Those who required closed captioning should plan to sit in section F. This section is located on the east 20 yard line closest to the visitor side and is the closest section to the screen.  For those who have a smart phone, you can stream the broadcast on the Mines YouTube channel and view the captioning there.

ASL Interpreters

We will have ASL interpreters who are nationally certified signing the ceremony. If you require this accommodation, please contact Lisa Elson at to confirm seats in an appropriate section.


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 shuttle buses and passenger pick up/drop off area on 11th and Maple offer the least amount of walking for guests.