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Guest/Visitor Information

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Guests with Special Needs
Graduates who need accommodations for ceremony participation should contact Karen Franklin, Director of Student Disability Services, at 704-337-2508 or before May 1.

An interpreter will be available at all ceremonies, and seats will be reserved in close proximity for guests who are hearing impaired.

Reserved seats for guests with mobility impairments will also be available. Please refer to the venue map for specific locations.

Please note that we do not provide wheelchairs for guests, but they may be rented at the following locations:

Parking is available in all campus lots. A drop-off point for guests with mobility impairments will be located in the Evans Clock Tower lot off of Radcliffe Avenue. A limited number of parking spaces will be available there for cars with state-issued handicapped parking placards. Additional handicapped spaces are available in all other campus parking lots.

Driving Directions
Please see our list of driving directions for information on how to get to campus.

Host Hotels
If you are visiting from out of town, please visit our list of local hotels. You are encouraged to make reservations early, as that weekend is typically a busy one in Charlotte.

Tickets are not required for any Commencement ceremony unless severe inclement weather does not permit an outdoor ceremony. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at the Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation. Seating is not assigned and is on a first-come, first-serve basis for those with tickets. Ample overflow seating with a closed circuit monitor will available on campus for all others who do not have a rain ticket.

Rain tickets will be issued to each graduate at rehearsal. The number of rain tickets given to each student is based on the total number of graduates who will be participating in the ceremony. Since this exact number will not be known until the week of Commencement, we cannot guarantee how many tickets each student will receive.

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