Disability Accommodations for Family and Guests
Disability parking is available in the East Stadium Lot, adjacent to Ohio Stadium, on a first-come, first-served basis. A permanent or temporary Ohio or other state-issued Disability Placard is required. The East Stadium Lot is accessed from Tuttle Park Place. Please plan to arrive early as reserved parking is not guaranteed.
Ohio Stadium opens at 10:00 AM on commencement day. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ohio Stadium provides easy access for guests with permanent or temporary disabilities. Seating for those guests is located at entry level throughout the Stadium or in locations that can be accessed by using an elevator. Guests in a wheelchair, or having limited mobility, and one companion, are permitted in these areas. A reserved seating pass is required to sit in sections designated as Wheelchair and Accessible. Event staff will be available in Ohio Stadium on commencement day to distribute reserved passes to guests—no prior arrangements are necessary. More detailed information will be available in early April. Please check back for the most current information.
An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be present during the ceremony. Guests who would like interpreting services must have a reserved seating pass to access the designated section. Event staff will be available in Ohio Stadium on commencement day to distribute reserved passes to guests—no prior arrangements are necessary. More detailed information will be available in early April. Please check back for the most current information.
Live captioning of the ceremony will also be available on the south Stadium scoreboard, which can be viewed from seating areas directly on the east and west sides of Ohio Stadium.
Medic trucks with EMS crews will be on site to assist with any medical emergency, and First Aid rooms located near Sections 16A, 17A, 11B, 12B, 23C, and 24C will also be available for assistance. Stadium ushers can provide directions.
A limited number of shaded seats are available in Ohio Stadium. These seats are located in sections 16B-28B on B-Deck on the stadium’s east side and all of D-Deck. D-Deck can only be accessed by elevators at gates 17-23, inside the stadium concourse. Seating is not reserved in these sections and is available to all guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Seats with Back Support
Most seats in Ohio Stadium are bleachers, though some seats with backs are in Sections 17A-23A on the stadium’s west side. The last row of AA seating in sections 15AA-29AA on the stadium’s west side and sections 16AA-30AA on the stadium’s east side is directly against a wall that provides some back support. Seating is not reserved in these areas and is available to all guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Guests are permitted to bring seat cushions, but metal folding seat cushions or seats that clamp onto the bleachers are prohibited.
Elevators are located in the following areas of Ohio Stadium:
- Two elevators are located on the west side of the stadium between gates 17-23 for access to C and D decks.
- Two elevators are located near section 7 on the west side for access to B and C decks.
- Two elevators are located near section 10 on the east side for access to B and C decks.
Accessible restrooms are located throughout Ohio Stadium.
All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.