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ACCESSIBILITY AT WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY’S COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

 

Western Oregon University will hosts its 160th commencement ceremony in celebration of our students in the company of their family and friends on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at the McArthur Stadium.

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Students

Students who are eligible to graduate in the upcoming ceremony, should complete the Commencement & Diploma Information form in their student portal. There is a section on the form, for students with disabilities who may require accommodation to participate in the ceremony, to fill out.

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Parking

Accessible parking is located behind McArthur Stadium at Lot “G”. The entrance is on the west side of the stadium, off Stadium Drive. The accessible seating area is on the south side of the Stadium. A map of the stadium is shown below. If you are dropping off a guest who uses wheelchair, please park in general parking after you finish dropping off the guest.

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Wheelchair

Wheelchairs will be available at each entrance of the stadium to transport persons to the accessible seating area. The wheelchairs are for transporting only. A volunteer will be at the entrances to transport individuals in the wheelchair to the accessible seating area.

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Seating

We do not accept reservations for seating. Accessible seating for visitors, family, and friends at the Commencement Ceremony will be located toward the South side of the stadium closest to Jackson Street and also in-door at the New Physical Education (NPE) building across from the stadium. The ceremony will be live-streamed with captions on a large screen in the building. A volunteer will also be available to transport individuals to the building. Seating is available for the individual who needs it and one additional person with them. If you do not need accessible seating, please sit in the general seating area. There is also a general seating area in-door at the New Physical Education (NPE) building for anyone.

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Assistance

ODS staff members will also be available at the ceremony to answer your questions about accessibility. They are identifiable by their purple, button-down shirt with “Office Of Disability Services, Western Oregon University” written on it.

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Listening device and Alternative format

Listening devices will be provided to persons with hearing disabilities upon request. Also, alternative format of the ceremony program is available in:

  • Audio
  • Braille
  • Large print

Persons needing a listening device or the ceremony program in any of the format above, should send their request to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at 503-838-8250 or ods@wou.edu two weeks in advance.

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ASL interpretation

The ceremony will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) for graduating students, visitors, family and friends. Interpretation for visitors, family, and friends will be located in the South side of the stadium in the accessible seating area.

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Additional accommodations

For additional accommodations or if you have questions or concerns regarding any accommodation, please contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at 503-838-8250 or at ods@wou.edu.

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More information

For more information regarding Western Oregon University’s Commencement Ceremony, please visit their website.

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Campus map
McArthur Stadium

 

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OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES Voice: (503) 838-8250 | VideoPhone: (503) 512-5258 | Fax: (503) 838-8721 | E-mail: ods@wou.edu | Location: APSC room 405 | Opening Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00AM - 5:00PM) "If you have a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Western Oregon University class or activity, please notify the Office of Disability Services at 503-838-8250 or ods@wou.edu at least 3 business days in advance. To request an interpreter, please fill out the INTERPRETER REQUEST FORM."