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Special Information


Information for disabled candidates

If you are a prospective degree candidate with a disability (hearing impairment, vision impairment or mobility impairment) requiring special assistance during your commencement ceremony, contact the Office of the Registrar in advance at 956/665-2389.

Information for guests with disabilities

For individuals with disabilities (hearing impairment, vision impairment or mobility impairment) attending commencement and needing assistance or special accommodations in order to attend, should contact the Office of the Registrar at 956/665-2389, at least one week prior to the event.

A section solely for guests in wheelchairs is provided on the main floor at commencement directly behind the degree candidates. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) coordinator at the University with assistance from the UTPA Office for Services for Persons with Disabilities manages the area. For individuals who plan to sit in this section, they will be allowed one family member to remain with them in the area.

Note: Due to limited seating, this section accommodates requests on a first-come, first-served basis.