Disability Accommodations

Accommodations are available upon request for people with disabilities on both Class Day and Commencement Day. If you or a guest are requesting accommodations, please complete the following form: HLS Commencement Disability Accommodation Request Form.

Accommodation requests must be made through the Dean of Students Office for all Class Day and Commencement activities. The deadline to request accommodations is Friday, April 25, 2014. It is strongly recommended that requests be made prior to the deadline.

Accommodations for Class Day and Commencement Day include:

  • Accessible seating for candidates or guests
  • Accommodations for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals
  • Sign language interpreters at both Commencement Day and Class Day
  • Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs)
  • Accessible parking
  • Accommodations for people with visual impairments

Brailled and large print programs will be available at the Dean of Students Information Booth.

Although you or your guests are encouraged to bring your own, wheelchairs will be available for loan for Class Day and Commencement Day ceremonies via advanced request and by completing the following form: HLS Commencement Disability Accommodation Request Form.

Please note that for Class Day, three seats will be reserved, one for the person requesting accessible seating and two additional seat for  companions or guests.  For the Law School Graduation Ceremony, one table can seat up to ten people, which is the maximum amount of people the table can be reserved for.

For further information about disability-related accommodations for Class Day and Commencement please contact:

Stephanie Russo
Accessibility Services Associate
Dean of Students Office
WCC3039
617-495-8773
accessibility@law.harvard.edu