Services

Disability Services

The University of Maryland is glad to assist with special services needed for commencement. Outside of the Comcast Center there will be several volunteers to assist you in proper parking. Please park in the Arena Garage adjacent to the Comcast Center. No parking pass is required to enter the garage. Handicapped parking and guest drop off is available on Level 2 of the garage. This is also the preferred level to park for those who have difficulty walking. From the garage, proceed to the Student Entrance of Comcast, which is directly across from the garage.

Once inside the Comcast Center, staff will direct wheelchair guests to their seating area on the 2nd level of Comcast in Portals 110-111 or Portals 104-105. There will be chairs for one guest to accompany the guest in the wheelchair. Other guests in the party may be seated directly adjacent to the wheelchair seating. There will be plenty of signage and volunteers to direct you to proper seating with a view of your graduate. 

Guests who have difficulty walking are encourage to enter the arena from Sections 226, 201, or 202 in order to limit the amount of walking and the number of steps to your seat. If you have difficulty walking long distances, you may wish to make arrangements to bring your own wheelchair for the day. The University cannot provide wheelchairs.

A sign language interpreter can be provided pending a request. Please contact the Office of Smith Programs and Events at smithevents@rhsmith.umd.edu or 301-405-9420 if you require a sign language interpreter.

Graduates with special needs should contact the Office of Smith Programs & Events prior to commencement at smithevents@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Pedestrian and Special Services Campus Map

We understand that the University of Maryland is a large campus and travelling by foot or wheelchair can be difficult. By using the map below you can plan your trips in advance to avoid getting lost.

Campus Map: map.umd.edu/map.

Concessions

Concessions will be open before and during our business school ceremony.