Guests with Disabilities

All of the venues used for commencement have accessible entrances and elevators. The Mizzou Accessibility Map shows the accessible entrances in every building on campus. The most convenient accessible entrance for each venue is:

  • Jesse Auditorium: The south door on the basement level
  • Hearnes Center: The east entrance
  • Memorial Union: North Memorial Union between the Union and Whitten Hall
  • Mizzou Arena: The north entrance at the Champions Drive pullout

For guests requesting sign language interpreters or captioning please contact the specific school or college commencement liaisons.

Assistive listening devices are installed at Jesse Hall and the Hearnes Center. For more information, contact:

Jesse Hall

Robert Wells

573-884-9044

Hearnes Center *

Arena Operations Office

573-884-1212

* NOTE: Guests may visit room 258 at the Hearnes Center on the day of the event for more information.

The Mizzou Accessibility Map shows accessible entrances in every building on campus, as well as locations of elevators, ramps, and barrier-free sidewalks. For additional information see below.

Accessible seating is available for guests who have difficulty with mobility, sight or hearing. All of these seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more details about the locations of accessible seating, please contact the specific school or college commencement liaisons.

Accessible restrooms are located at:

  • Jesse Hall: Lower level
  • Mizzou Arena: All restrooms are accessible
  • Hearnes Center: All restrooms are accessible

There is accessible parking available across MU’s campus. There are a number of these spaces outside of the Hearnes Center, Mizzou Arena and in the Turner Avenue parking garage (across the street from Jesse Hall).

For more information, consult the MU Campus Parking Map

For information about wheelchair rental, please call the Office of the University Registrar at 573-882-7881 or email our office at umcunivregistrarwr@missouri.edu