Special Needs Accommodations

Holy Family University, in an effort to meet the needs of its graduating students and their families and friends, will provide special accommodations for the ceremony. These accommodations include reserved seating for persons with physical challenges.

Preferred Seating Requests

Preferred seating is available only to the graduate’s special need guest and the person who will assist and remain with the special need guest throughout the ceremony if seats are available in the designated area. All other guest tickets may not be next to, or near, the handicapped guest. Graduates should make requests for special needs seating on the Degree Candidate Response Form, which must be completed. Graduates with questions concerning tickets for guests who are physically challenged should contact the Commencement Line at (267) 341-3534 or by email: commencement@holyfamily.edu.

Kimmel Center Accessibility

The Kimmel Center is wheelchair accessible from both its east (Broad Street) and north (Spruce Street) entrances. Entrances are at sidewalk level (no steps). Ramps and/or level floors enter every level of Verizon Hall and Tier 1. Wheelchair-accessible elevators serve all levels of Verizon Hall and Tier 1, and are located on all lobby levels. ADA-compliant restrooms are available on all levels of the Kimmel Center, accessible to patrons of both Verizon Hall and Tier 1, as well as ancillary spaces.

A limited number of ADA-compliant parking spaces are available in the basement level parking garage of the Kimmel Center on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wheelchair accessible elevators are available in the parking garage.