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Keene State College Commenement 2023, in the sun

Handicap / Accessibility Needs

Commencement events are held in wheelchair-accessible facilities; however, the College does not provide wheelchairs.

Restrooms are located in Morrison Hall, Parker Hall, and the Student Center. All buildings are located along Appian Way. There will also be portable restrooms located directly in front of Elliot Center (to the south on the Quad), and near the Heat Plant Building (in the northeast corner of the Quad).

Handicapped parking is available in the Science Center lot, via Winchester St. and Blake St. Vehicles must have a state-issued handicapped placard or license plate. Due to the increased demand for handicapped parking, parking is reserved for those vehicles operated by drivers with a “Walking Disability” that require close proximity to the event. Drop-off areas are available at the Fiske Lot on Winchester St (at the rear of the Quad) and at the Appian Way gate on Main St.

Handicapped seating is available; please refer to the seating plan. To maximize available seating, one escort may accompany each guest needing the handicapped seating accommodation. The Quad is wheelchair-accessible.

For accommodations such as a large-print program or an interpreter for the hearing impaired, please contact the Commencement Office.

Understandably grandparents, great grandparents, aunts and uncles are overjoyed at the college graduation of their loved one. In case of inclement weather please be thoughtful about having your elderly guests in attendance. KSC does provide indoor viewing options, rain or shine, in case of cold temperatures or steady rain those venues can fill to capacity quickly. Seating is not guaranteed and wet surfaces and unfamiliar surroundings can be unsettling for older guests. We do provide a live stream of the ceremony via the internet and in the case of poor weather conditions, your elderly guests might be most comfortable and safe watching the live stream from the security of their own home.

Questions about Commencement?

If you have questions about Commencement, please email or call 603-358-8500.