Disability Accommodations for Family and Guests


Disability parking is available in lots directly adjacent to the Schottenstein Center on a first-come, first-served basis. A permanent or temporary Ohio or other state-issued Disability Placard is required. Additional disability parking is available in the "Buckeye" lots just south of Ackerman Road, where lift-equipped shuttles run to the northeast rotunda of the Schottenstein Center.

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The Jerome Schottenstein Center opens at 12:00 PM on commencement day.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
No tickets are required.

The facility provides easy access for guests with permanent or temporary disabilities. Seating for those guests is located throughout the arena. Guests in wheelchairs as well as those who are unable to climb stairs are permitted in these areas. If possible, please limit to one companion so we can accomodate everyone. Guest attendants are located at the rotunda entrances to assist guests and provide directions.

An American Sign Language interpreter will be present during the ceremony. Seating for hearing impaired guests will be located in Section 121. Due to space limitations, we again ask that only one other person be seated with the hearing impaired guest in this area.

Further information is available in the on-line Schottenstein Center Accessibility Guide or by calling the Office of Commencement and Special Events at (614) 292-9051. Some services described in the on-line Accessibility Guide are limited for commencement. Commencement is not a ticketed event, and it is not necessary to purchase tickets in accessible seating areas.

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All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.