Accessibility Information


Winter 2021

Details are forthcoming. Please check back throughout Fall 2021 for updates. Additional email announcements will be sent directly to students.

The winter commencement ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 PM ET in the TD Arena at 301 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401.

Accessible Cistern

Participants in the spring ceremonies will have the option to use stairs or an ADA compliant lift to access the pathway across the Cistern. This will be in place for photo opportunities with family and friends during the week/weekend of graduation.

Parking & Drop-off

Please visit our Parking page for details about accessible parking and drop-off locations for each ceremony.

Accessible restrooms

The nearest accessible restrooms for participants are inside the first floor of Randolph Hall (accessible entrance is on the Cougar Mall side, not the Cistern Yard side) OR across St. Philip Street from Cistern Yard in Simons Center for the Arts (54 St. Philips St). Additionally, restrooms located in the Stern Center are available on the ground level and each floor, which are accessible via elevator. Restrooms are available in the Rita Hollings Science Center on the ground level, and this building has an accessible ramp. 

Live Captioning

The Cistern Yard ceremonies will have streamed live captioning provided.

Service Dogs

Service dogs are welcome at Commencement, but must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. Please see the College’s Service and Assistance Animal Policy for details.

Accessible Programs

For braille, large print or digital programs, please contact Deborah Mihal with the Center for Disability Services at 843.953.1431 or

Accessibility Questions

For any additional questions regarding accessibility, please contact Deborah Mihal with the Center for Disability Services at 843.953.1431 or