Disability Support Services

Commencement Accessibility

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) is actively involved in the planning and preparation of Adelphi University’s Commencement Exercises located at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  Family members and guests with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to attend

Wheelchair Accessible Seating
Wheelchair accessible seating is located in Rows K and L of Sections 202, 206, and 209 and is clearly marked for guests using wheelchairs.  Seating in these sections is general admission, first come first served, and no reservations are required. 

Wheelchair seating areas are solely for a guest using a wheelchair and his/her companion.

For additional information please contact:

Office of Disability Support Services
Adelphi University, University Center, Room 310
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
e - dss@adelphi.edu
p - 516.877.3145
f - 516.877.3139
TTY - 516.877.3138

Mobility Limitations
Suggested seating for guests with mobility limitations is Rows K and L of Sections 201, 203 through 205, 208, and 210 through 219.  Seating in these sections is general admission, first come first served, and no reservations are required.

Accessible Parking
Accessible parking is located on both the north and south sides of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and is available on a first-come first-served basis. State or local handicap parking permit or license plate required.

The elevator to access the lower level Coliseum Expo Center for student robing, line up and procession is located at Gate 5, next to the main security office.

Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
There will be American Sign Language interpretation of the opening remarks and speeches of the Commencement Exercises. Guests requiring visual access to the interpreters must reserve seating 3 weeks in advance. For reservations, e-mail dss@adelphi.edu or call 516.877.3145.

Seating is restricted to Deaf/Hard of Hearing students, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing guests.

There are public restrooms designed to accommodate guests with disabilities conveniently located throughout the Coliseum concourse and in the lower lobby.

Please note that Adelphi University and Nassau Coliseum do not have wheelchairs available for commencement. Guests interested in renting a wheelchair for the commencement are encouraged to contact a home health care supplier in the area. It is strongly suggested that guest with mobility limitations consider using assistance devices.

For additional information, please contact:

Office of Disability Support Services
University Center Room 310
Adelphi University
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
p - 516.877.3806
f - 516.877.3139
e - dss@adelphi.edu
tty - 516.877.3138

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Winter Intercession Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

This page was last modified on November 12, 2012.

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