Special Needs Accommodations

Special Needs Accommodations

The Roanoke College Student Health Services has contracted with a local company to provide wheelchairs for those who have difficulty walking and would like to attend Baccalaureate and/or Commencement. We ask that you call (540-375-2286) or email Marcia Monroe no later than Tuesday, April 16 to reserve a chair.

For Commencement: We have wheelchair-accessible ramp seating which is on a first-come, first-served basis. A chair may be placed on the ramp for someone needing it, as all of the seats for commencement are out on the grass on the front quad.

There will be a drop-off spot for guests with disabilities on High Street. High Street will be blocked off before, during, and after the ceremony; however, a Roanoke College Campus Safety Officer will be attending High Street. Please indicate to the Officer that you are dropping off a guest at the designated area, and the Officer will direct you. The drop-off point is in front of the Fintel Library. 

Additionally, we have golf cart shuttles from all parking locations. If you wish to utilize this service, please check in with the Campus Safety Officer in that parking area and he/she will have a golf cart come to your location.