Information Regarding Disability Access
2014 Mid-Year Commencement Exercise
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Stan Sheriff Center




Place/Time/Date?

Combined Undergraduate & Advanced Degree Ceremony
  • Stan Sheriff Center
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014
  • Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • End time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Students report at 8:00 a.m.
  • Speaker: Kathryn Matayoshi
  • Est. No. of Participants: 1100
  • Est. Length of Ceremony: 3 hours

Parking

Guests needing disability assistance may park in the disability parking area on the third floor of the parking structure. From the third floor, a ramp leads directly to the main entrance of the Stan Sheriff Center. Please note that all parking is available on a first-come first-served basis. Parking will be available from 6:30 a.m.

Passenger Drop-Off/Pick-Up Areas

The designated Passenger Drop-Off Area will be on the ground floor area between the parking structure and the Athletic Complex. Signs will be posted to direct drivers to this area. This drop off area will be closed when the Parking Structure has filled and/or during the period when traffic is modified for exiting. A secondary Passenger Drop-Off Area is located on Dole Street at the Legacy Path area. Passengers will not be allowed to be dropped off in the Restricted Parking Area behind the Stan Sheriff Center.

Seating for Guests

Persons with mobility needs will be able enter the arena without using the stairs as elevators are available both in the parking structure and in the athletics complex. As you enter the main entrance to the Stan Sheriff Center, you will arrive on the mezzanine level of the main concourse. The row of seats around the main concourse is reserved for persons with disabilities. Ushers will be available to assist you as needed.

American Sign Language Interpreter

A sign language interpreter will interpret the commencement ceremonies from the beginning introductions to the commencement address, and the closing remarks. The interpreter will not interpret the individual recognition of students. The interpreter will be positioned on stage, and visible on the large screen of the Jumbotron.

Braille and Large-type Programs

Braille and large-type programs are available upon request. If you or your guest requires such programs, be sure to ask an usher to assist you.

Candidate Information

Degree candidates report to the Security Entrance of the Stan Sheriff Center, noted on the attached map. If you require special assistance in order to participate in the ceremony, you must contact KOKUA Services at 956-7511.

After the Ceremony

All graduates are escorted to the appropriate alphabetical sign on the athletic fields (A-L meet at the Les Murakami Stadium field, M-Z meet at the Clarence T. C. Ching field). Signs will be posted on the fields and maps will be available in the programs. We recommend that you consider meeting guests with physical disabilities at a location closer to the Stan Sheriff Center. You are responsible for arranging to meet your family and friends.

Wheelchairs and Golf Carts

The University does not provide wheelchairs or golf carts for the commencement ceremonies. If you are in need of a wheelchair, you are advised to make your own arrangements prior to the ceremony. The following wheelchair and scooter rental companies may be of service to you.

AAA Discount Wheelchairs & Scooters   922-7400
Better Home Appliances, Inc   737-3055
Hawaii Wheelchair Rental   772-9723
Hawaiian Islands Medical Corp   597-8087
Additional Questions?

For further information, email graduate@hawaii.edu, or call 956-GRAD.