The University of Toledo Commencement

Accessibility FAQs

1.    Where should students with disabilities participating in the main commencement ceremony needing ADA-accessible parking park?

Students participating in the main commencement ceremony who have an appropriate, state-issued disability parking permit should access parking in area 6 adjacent to the Health Education Center.  

2.    Where are disability-accessible restrooms located for those participating in the main commencement ceremony?

Accessible, portable bathrooms will be available on-site. Other restroom options include the restrooms located inside the Health Education Center.                                  

3.    Where do guests/family members/friends needing ADA-accessible parking assistance find parking?

Guests/family members/friends who have an appropriate, state-issued disability parking permit needing ADA-accessible parking should park in area 9. (Spaces in area 9 are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.)  Overflow parking will be available in areas 18 and 19 and will have accessible shuttle bus service available to/from areas 18 and 19 to area 9. Accessibility Parking Map

4.    Where are ADA-accessible restrooms located for guests/family members/friends?

ADA-accessible restrooms are located throughout the concourse level of the Glass Bowl.

5.    Will there be wheelchairs available at the stadium?

Yes, wheelchairs will be available near entry gates C and D adjacent to area 9 for guests/family members/friends needing assistance from their vehicles to the accessible seating area. Please note that these wheelchairs are available for transport purposes only. Please be prepared to provide adequate identification upon request to borrow a wheelchair for transport.

6.    Where can guests/family members/friends find accessible seating in the stadium?

Accessible seating can be located through gates C and D adjacent to area 9 on the concourse level of the Glass Bowl in the following sections: 10, 11, 12, 23, 24 and 25. Please note that folding chairs will be provided for those needing companion seating.  Companion seating is limited to three people. 

7.    Will the main ceremony have Sign Language Interpretation or real-time transcription?

Yes, the main commencement ceremony will provide effective communication for those who are deaf or hard of hearing via ASL interpreters as well as real-time transcription for viewing on the stadium video board and auxiliary board.

8.     Where should individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired sit to have access to viewing the video boards?

Sections 3 and 25 will provide a better sight line for individuals with low vision, as well as those viewing the ASL interpreters and real-time transcription on the video boards.

NOTE:  For information about specifics pertaining to commencement, please contact the Office of the Provost at 419.530.2738 or

Last Updated: 5/1/20