Graduation

Graduation Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities

Parking
Due to high traffic on the day of the event, guests are encouraged to park in either the Irwin Street lot (Lot # 28) or the Depot lot (Lot # 2) and utilize a shuttle for transportation to the event. The parking lot address is 130 N. Irwin Street. Shuttles will run every five minutes. Centennial Center parking lot spaces are limited and usually fill an hour prior to the event start time. Shuttles will be running two hours prior to the event start and one hour after the event ends.

ADA parking will be available in front of the Centennial Center lot, entering through the N. Clark Street/Washington St. entrance. Anyone requiring handicap assistance may park in the designated parking area at the Centennial Center. Families may also drop off guests with disabilities at the front entrance of the Centennial Center. Georgia College will provide assistance with golf carts and ADA accessible shuttles from each of the parking lots.

For any parking or shuttle questions, please call the Parking and Transportation office at 478-445-7433.

Access to the Centennial Center
The ramp accessible entrance is located on the right side of the front entrance.

Handicapped Seating
Once inside, there will be three rows of handicapped seating available on both sides of the seating area. There are twelve wheelchair accessible spaces along the top row of seating. We ask that one individual in your party remain with the person requiring accessible seating. In order to accommodate all who require accessible seating, we ask that all other members in your party be seated in the general seating areas.

Please plan to arrive when the doors open if you have a family member who needs a wheelchair accessible/disability seating space. Doors open 1 hour and 45 minutes before the ceremony begins.

Wheelchairs
Georgia College will have one or two wheelchairs available for an emergency or to help individuals get into the building. Wheelchairs will not be available to any one person for the duration of the event.

Sign Language
A sign language interpreter will be available and signing from the left side of the stage; reserved seating for individuals who use an interpreter will be available directly in front of this area.

Student Disability Resource Center
If you or your guests require special assistance or use a sign language interpreter, please notify the Student Disability Resource Center at 478-445-5931 or by e-mail at disability@gcsu.edu.