Guests with Special Needs

Graduates and Guests With Special Needs

At Commencement, there is a large quantity of ADA seating on the concourse level for ticket holders. This seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Tsongas Center doors open at 8 a.m. for morning ceremony and 2 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. We suggest you arrive early as the Tsongas Center fills up quickly. 

If you need to drop off a family member in front of the Tsongas Center, please look for the HP signs. See the parking map (pdf) for dropoff locations or check the live web link. There will be staff there to assist and accompany guests to the East entrance where they will take an elevator to the concourse level. 

Make sure you provide tickets to whomever is being dropped off and have a plan for where you will connect once inside the center. 

If you have any questions about accessible seating, please contact the Tsongas Center at 978-934-5760.

If you require any additional accommodations, please contact Disability Services at 978-934-6800.