Disability Services during Graduation
Activities and Commencement
guests needing accommodations during graduation activities and
Commencement should make requests to Jim Wice, Director of
Disability Services, as soon as possible and no later than May
1, 2005. Below are some examples of access accommodations commonly
1. A manual
wheelchair during Commencement, June 3, 2005. Requested wheelchairs
will be available on the morning of Commencement at
the Davis Museum loading dock. Your family member will need to
sign for the chair at pickup and return it by 4:00 pm. Please be
sure to make your request to Jim
Wice by May 1st to ensure a wheelchair is reserved for you.
(Note: To rent a wheelchair privately, you may contact Byrne Home
Health Center in Natick (508)-655-3656)
2. Accessible seating access because of a mobility, hearing, seeing,
or health related disability or impairment (up to two family members
and guests will be able to sit with your guest(s) with a disability).
3. Accessible drop-off area at Commencement for guests with disabilities
who are being driven to the ceremony. Accessible parking area for
guests who have mobility impairments and are driving themselves.
4. A sign language interpreter-American Sign Language (ASL) or
5. A large print or Braille commencement program-please make your
request early (by May 1) to allow for production time.
6. A Wellesley College Accessible Routes map that contains accessible
entrance locations and the most level pathways across campus is
located at: http://new.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/Access_Map.pdf
Please note that construction activities related to the Wang Campus Center,
Davis Parking Garage, and Alumnae Valley projects are not reflected
on the map.
Please contact Jim Wice at (781)-283-2434 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to
request an access accommodation for you or a guest. Also feel free
to call if you have questions about any other disability-related