Tufts University would like to ensure the 2024 commencement ceremonies are accessible to all who wish to attend. Beginning on January 1, requests for accessible parking, accessible seating, ASL translation, and assisted listening devices may be submitted through this online form, Accommodations Request, or by contacting the Commencement Office at email@example.com by May 1 (ASL translation requests must be made by April 1).
Please note that while every effort will be made to provide accommodations as requested, they are not guaranteed and could be subject to availability.
For questions regarding disability services for Phase I and Phase II, please contact the Commencement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests are invited to view the all-university Commencement ceremony in several classrooms around campus. The following sites will be screening the ceremony:
Cabot Intercultural Center, ASEAN Auditorium
Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center, Room 301
These rooms will be open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 19. All are handicapped-accessible.
Parking and Transportation Around Campus
Every Tufts parking lot has designated accessible parking spaces . Please also see the Shuttle Service route information. The Tufts Police allow curbside drop off for those needing special assistance at any time before and during the Commencement ceremony, except during the Phase I and Phase II academic processions. Please note that the Phase I Academic Procession starts promptly at 9 a.m.
The recommended drop off point for Phase I for guests with mobility issues is on Packard Avenue, across from the Olin Center. To see other drop off points on campus, please review the Campus map.
The university is not equipped to provide wheelchairs or transportation. A list of wheelchair rental companies is available. Pick up and drop off of wheelchairs should be arranged directly with the rental company.
There will be sign language interpreters at the Phase I ceremony on Sunday, May 19, and at the Baccalaureate ceremony on Saturday, May 18. If you have a guest who will need an interpreter for your Phase II ceremony, please contact the Commencement Office by April 1 at (617) 627-3636.
The Phase I Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19, will be webcast and live-streamed with closed captioning accessible to view on personal mobile devices.
Restrooms for the disabled are located in the Cabot Intercultural Center, Dowling Hall, Cohen Auditorium, the Gantcher Center, Cousens Gymnasium, and the Mayer Campus Center. The Tufts Accessibility Map designates these accessible restrooms on campus.
If your guest will be staying in on-campus housing and needs special arrangements, please contact the Conference and Event Services at 617-627-3568. Visit this website, Lodging, after February 1 for more information about on-campus housing for the weekend.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices are available upon request for Phase I on The Green.
Whether you are a graduating student or a guest, service animals--as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)--are allowed at commencement ceremonies. All other animals are prohibited from University commencement ceremonies.
Additional Contact Numbers
For additional information, contact the Tufts Office of Equal Opportunity at 617-627-3298 or Accommodations.OEO@tufts.edu, or visit http://oeo.tufts.edu/. If you are using a TTY phone, the number to call is 866-797-6881. This number serves only callers within the United States.