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 one hour prior to the start of the 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.

ASL Interpreters

If you require this accommodation, please contact Lisa Elson at

Closed Captioning

There will be closed captioning available during the ceremony and on the live stream on our YouTube channel. Those who require closed captioning should plan to sit close to the stage so they can see the screens. For those who have a smart phone or other smart device, a link will be provided in the program with instructions on how to access the closed captioning feed.


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 17th offers the least amount of walking for guests.


There will be a limited number of accessible parking spaces 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 17th street. Please review the parking map for more information.