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Accessible Seating

Goodwin University would like to ensure that all of our graduates and guests have the necessary seating arrangements and accommodations. It is important that all of our graduates and guests are able to enjoy the commencement ceremony and not be excluded due to mobility restrictions or accessibility needs.

The 2023 Commencement will be held at Dunkin’ Park in Hartford, so although accessible seating (restricted mobility) will be available, it must be reserved in advance for both students and guests requiring accommodations. Please complete the Commencement Accommodations Form to request accommodations. Accessibility requests that are not made in advance will not be guaranteed on the day of the event.

In order to accommodate all requests, only 1 support person will be allowed to accompany/sit with the guest who will be utilizing accessible seating.


Guests requiring accessible seating will park in the parking lot directly across the street from the front of the stadium on Main Street. Handicapped parking spaces are available there. Guests will enter through the gate located directly in the front of the stadium building to check-in and be escorted to their seats (look for the Frontier sign). The gate will open at 2 p.m. for guests that need accessible seating. There will be a check-in table at the gate. Please be sure to stop at the table and please be sure you are on time as other guests will be arriving at 3 p.m., and you will be mixed in with them if you don’t arrive at 2 p.m. The commencement ceremony begins at 4 p.m. sharp. Please give yourself enough time to go through check-in and be seated.

ASL/Cart Services

Live ASL (American Sign Language) interpreting and CART (live captioning) will be provided at the event. Guests will be able to access captioning on their phone or tablet.

Other Accessibility Services

We welcome service dogs utilized by our guests with accessibility needs.

Request restricted mobility seating