Disability-Related Access

Accessibility Arrangements


Graduates will be asked during the registration process to identify any disability-related accommodations that may be needed to participate fully in the commencement ceremony. Service animals (not emotional support animals) are permitted at the ceremony and must be pre-communicated during registration for planning purposes.

If you would like to speak with the commencement coordinator about accessibility arrangements for the ceremony, please email commencement@ucdenver.edu.


Accessible seating for guests is available in Coliseum sections 101, 102, 109, 111, 118, 126, 128, and 134. For graduating students: Floor seating will be accessible for students, who will be coming in through the backstage area. Students requiring wheelchair access should enter at Door 4. A sign language interpreter will be present during the ceremony.

Real-Time Captioning: All spoken information during the ceremony will be captioned and made available to follow along in real time from a personal, mobile device. To access this service and follow along during the ceremony, open the browser on your mobile device to the CU Denver GradCap website. Captioning Services provided by: Visible Voices, Inc.

High-speed Wi-Fi will be available during the ceremonies.

Parking: Parking at the Denver Coliseum lot and its overflow lot at the National Western Complex will be free for all attendees. Free, accessible parking is available at the Coliseum parking lot directly south of the main entrance for up to 20 vehicles. Parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional ADA parking is available at the southwest corner of the Coliseum, near the main parking lot. Vehicles must display the proper identification, placard, or license plate.