Students expecting guests with disabilities or limited mobility
at Commencement who may be in need of accommodation should contact
the Office of Disability Services at 845-569-3115 at least three
weeks prior to Commencement weekend. This includes requests
for graduates and/or their guests. Every attempt will be made to
arrange accommodations, but late requests cannot be guaranteed.
Service Animals are welcome (no other animals are permitted on
Walking distance and terrain on campus
Students are reminded to advise their guests of the walking
distances involved on campus (especially from the parking lots to
the Dominican Center Chapel, the athletic field gates, seating and
to restrooms), that there are some inclines and that to reach
Commencement seating will involve walking on grass.
Security personnel will be available to assist with directing
traffic to accommodate persons needing to be dropped off nearer to
the event (those guest unable to walk or use provided shuttles).
This area will be limited to drop off only; vehicles can not be
left unattended. There will be seating immediately inside the first
gate (please be sure the guest has their ticket) to allow guests to
comfortably wait for the rest of their party.
Please be advised that the need for handicap parking near the
event far exceeds daily demand, and to best accommodate the number
of people in need we request that only those who are unable to
“drop off” use handicap parking closest to the event (State permit
required). Note that shuttles are not handicap accessible. After
the ceremonies, for safety reasons, pick up will be delayed until
the immediate area is clear.
In order to assist people that may not ordinarily need or have
limited ability to bring their own wheelchair, the College has made
arrangements to have wheelchairs available. To assure availability
for all those in need, requests for a provided wheelchair must be
received three weeks prior to Commencement Weekend. Every effort
will be made to accommodate last minute needs, but they can't be
guaranteed. Please print out or ask for a copy of the Wheelchair Request Form,
complete and return to Health Services (fax 845-569-3514, email email@example.com)
For the health and safety of all, no smoking is permitted under
the tent or in any buildings.
Additional questions should be directed to Health Services,
845-569-3152 or Services for Students with Disabilities,