Accommodations for Commencement

General Information for University Ceremony

Minges is a fully accessible facility and there are designated locations for wheelchair access. All seating for Minges is on the second floor and elevators are available in multiple locations.

Seating for wheelchair users is available in sections 201, 205, 209, and 213. Volunteers can direct you to accessible seating when you enter the Arena.

Note! There will be one guest chair next to each wheelchair accessible location. Additional guests will be able to find seats in nearby general seating sections.

Captioning and American Sign Language Interpreters

The university ceremony will be captioned and sign language interpreters will interpret the event. Individuals with hearing impairments can sit in reserved seating in Row A of 214 in order to view captions and interpreters.

College / Department ceremonies are not captioned as they are not live streamed. If you are planning to attend a college or departmental ceremony and would like a sign language interpreter, please contact your college / department directly so they can make this request. We ask that you make this request at least 1 week before the college / department ceremony.

Accessible Parking

ECU has designated parking spaces for individuals with DMV issued ADA placards in the Gold Lot between Minges Coliseum and Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. If you have a DMV issued placard, please have it visible when entering the parking lots so that you can be directed to ADA parking.

If the designated Gold Lot fills up, there will be overflow ADA parking available in a parking lot just across 14th street. Shuttle assistance will be provided.

If you have questions specific to accommodations for the Commencement ceremony, please contact DSS at