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Special Needs

Candidates requiring special assistance to participate in the commencement exercise should call (765) 494-6157 or e-mail commencement@purdue.edu as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.

Candidates with physically restricted guests who require special seating should also call (765) 494-6157 or e-mail commencement@purdue.edu by May 8, 2015, at 5 p.m. to make appropriate arrangements.

Guests using wheelchairs/crutches, etc., who had proper special seating arrangements made by their candidate, may be admitted to the auditorium through the lower exit doors on the north and south sides of Elliott Hall of Music beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET for the first division, 8 a.m. ET for the second and fourth divisions and  12:45 p.m. ET for the third and fifth divisions.  Guests using handicapped parking should enter through the Hovde Hall parking lot from the University Street entrance.

All specially seated guests must have a general admission ticket, supplied by the candidate, to enter the Elliott Hall of Music.

Special headsets are available at no charge through the Elliott Hall of Music Box Office for those persons requiring hearing assistance.  Call (765) 494-3933 for details.  Sign language interpretive service also will be provided.