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Commencement Ceremonies

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
Kansas State University
108 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110



Additional Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities

Seating & Elevators

Seating for wheelchair users is located in the orchestra level at both ends of Row S.  Wheelchair seating is limited and should be reserved by Wednesday, May 15.  Remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Because of limited wheelchair seating, only one additional family member can be seated next the wheelchair patron.

To make reservations for wheelchair seating, for a map, or for additional accessibility information, call Terri L. Lee at 785-532-6425.


Seating for persons with mobility impairment and patrons in wheelchairs is located in sections 9, 13, 14, and 17. Seating in these areas is not reserved and is available only on a first-come, first-serve basis. Access to lower seating rows, in each section, is available for those with mobility impairment prior to and between ceremonies by using the facilities south elevator; access via the elevator is not possible once the Graduates move into position to process and during the ceremonies. There are no public access seats on the coliseum floor as seating on the coliseum floor is reserved for degree candidates.

The elevator in Bramlage is located on the south concourse across from Section 26, and is limited to people with mobility impairments who want to access lower seating rows. Guests may have only one person accompany them on the elevator. Please have a family member or companion hold seats in the desired seating area before accessing the elevator. For additional information about accessibility at Bramlage Coliseum, call Jim Muller at 785-532-7600.

FM Listening Devices

FM listening devices are available for use in McCain Auditorium.  Please contact the administrative office, 785-532-6425, by May 15, to reserve the use of this equipment. Deposit of a driver’s license or major credit card is required.


FM listening devices are available for use in Bramlage Coliseum.  Please contact the administrative office, 785-532-7600, by May 15, to reserve the use of this equipment. Deposit of a driver’s license or major credit card is required. 

Sign Language Interpreters

Arrangements for sign language interpreters should be made through Student Access Center, accesscenter@ksu.edu or 785-532-6441 (V/TDD).  Requests should be received by noon Friday, May 10, 2019.


Open-captioning will be available on the screens in Bramlage Coliseum during each ceremony.