Middlebury

Services for Commencement Guests with Disabilities

 

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Middlebury College is pleased to offer the following services available to guests with disabilities during Commencement Weekend. Services will be clearly marked with signs posted at each event. In addition, there will be ushers at primary events throughout the weekend wearing badges with the wheelchair logo. Please feel free to ask for assistance.

 

Please provide ample notice (two week minimum) when requesting accommodations. The College may not be able to accommodate requests that are made on short notice, that would pose an undue hardship, or that would fundamentally alter the nature of the College's events or programs.

Wheelchairs: A limited number of wheelchairs are available for the weekend with an ADVANCE reservation through the Student Accessibility Services Office. We may be unable to accommodate requests placed after May 1.

Please contact Jodi Litchfield in the Student Accessibility Services Office for further information on any of these services or their locations. You may reach her at 802.443.5936 (voice), 802.443.7437 (TTY), or via e-mail at litchfie@middlebury.edu.


SERVICES AVAILABLE AT EVENT SITES

Saturday, May 23, 2015

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

PHI BETA KAPPA INDUCTION CEREMONY
Mahaney
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
(Continental breakfast in lobby - 8:30 a.m.)
 
Parking and drop-off locations

Accessible parking is available in the parking lot of the Mahaney Center for the Arts for guests who bring a state-issued handicap parking placard.

Guests with mobility impairments may be dropped off near the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Vehicles must then park elsewhere.

Seating

Wheelchair seating is available in the Concert Hall.

Restrooms

There are ADA accessible restrooms in the building.

Additional Services

Assistive listening devices (phonic ears) are available.

 
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
Mead Memorial Chapel

Mead ChapelAll are welcome to attend. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.  A live broadcast will be provided in both Wilson Hall, in McCullough Student Center*, and Dana Auditorium, in Sunderland Language Center. Mead Chapel is not air conditioned. For guests who prefer a more comfortable setting, Wilson Hall and Dana Auditorium offer cushioned seating and air conditioning.

Guests may also be seated on the lawn in front of Mead Chapel where a live audio broadcast is provided. ADA drop-off and some ADA parking is available at Mead Chapel.

*Parties with wheelchair users who wish to attend a viewing of Baccalaureate are encouraged to use McCullough Student Center which offers accessible parking, seating, and restrooms on site.

Parking and drop-off locations at McCullough

There are a limited number of accessible parking spots near McCullough on Old Chapel Road for guests who have a state-issued accessible parking placard.

Guests with mobility impairments may be dropped off near McCullough on Old Chapel Road. Vehicles must then park elsewhere.

Seating

There is no designated wheelchair seating in McCullough or on Mead Chapel lawn. Guests are encouraged to find a place that works for their party in the general audience.

Restrooms

There are accessible restrooms in McCullough located on the same floor as Wilson Hall.

Hepburn Hall will be open and there will be an accessible portable rest room located by Gifford Hall which is next to Mead Chapel.

Additional Services

Large Print programs for Baccalaureate can be made available with two weeks advance notice. Assisted listening devices (phonic ears) are available in Mead (for the senior graduates), McCullough, and Dana.


 Senior Hats

Sunday, May 24, 2015

10:00 a.m.
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
The
Central College Lawn (in the vicinity of Munroe and Voter Halls)

 

Parking and drop-off locations for Commencement

There are a limited number of accessible parking spots for guests who bring a state-issued accessible parking placard. These spots are located on Old Chapel Road in front of the main entrance to the Commencement site.

When accessible parking is full, guests with mobility impairments may be dropped off on Old Chapel Road at the Commencement site. Vehicles must then park elsewhere. Shuttles are available from most parking lots.

Accessibility Services Check-In Location

There will be a small tent on the east side of the Commencement site serving as a check-in location for guests with disabilities. Guests are encouraged to check in at the Accessibility Services tent for assistance with seating and other services.

Seating

Seating for guests in wheelchairs will be available at Commencement next to the Accessibility Services tent. In order to accommodate as many wheelchair users as possible, we ask that the number of additional family members accompanying our guests in wheelchairs be kept to a minimum.

Restrooms

Look for signs at Commencement identifying accessible restroom facilities or locate an usher for assistance.

Additional Services

Assisted listening devices (phonic ears) are available at Commencement in the Accessibility Services tent.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available at Commencement. Those requiring seats in the ASL section at Commencement must check in at the Accessibility Services tent to obtain an admission ticket.

Large print programs are available for Commencement at the program distribution tables.