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Disability Accommodations


Johns Hopkins is committed to promoting the full participation of all individuals with disabilities in the Commencement Exercises.  Below is information pertaining to the ceremony and the accommodations made for individuals with disabilities.


Handicap parking is available on a first-come, first served basis in the nearby public parking garages; a state-issued license plate or placard is required.

Drop-Off Area

A handicapped drop-off area is available at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in the driveway in front of the box office.


The venue has designated seating areas for persons using wheelchairs.  Seating is available for the individual with the disability and up to two companions on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you need assistance finding seating, please see one of the ushers for assistance.

For other guests with mobility disabilities, it is strongly recommended that you arrive early to ensure you are able to find a seat that meets your needs.  Should you need assistance, please see an usher.

Elevators are available in the center of the building.

Sign Language Interpreters and Assisted Listening Devices

Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request.  Please contact the Registrar's Office at or (410) 955-3080 by April 13 to request ASL Interpreters or Assisted Listening Devices. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Large Print Programs

Should a guest need the commencement program booklet in an alternate format, such as enlarged print or Braille, please contact the Registrar's Office at or (410) 955-3080 by April 13.  A limited number of large print copies will be available on the day of the event at the Information table in the lobby.

Wheelchair Rentals

For wheelchair rentals/accommodations, please call Northern Pharmacy at 410-254-2055, press “0” to speak to the operator and ask for medical equipment rentals, or email Northern Pharmacy.