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Northwest Missouri State University

Disabled Resources

Disabled resources are available.We want to make sure our graduates and guests are safe and comfortable on this very special occasion. If you have questions about accessibility or need to make specific accommodation requests, please contact the commencement coordinator, Gina Bradley, at 660.562.1143, 
or by email to 

Special requests must be made no later than 2 weeks prior to the ceremony. 


Houston Center - elderly and disabled guests may be dropped off in the circle drive. There are several handicapped spaces in the circle drive and on the north side of the builidng.

Lamkin -  elderly and disabled guests may be dropped off in the circle drive in front of the Lamkin Activity Center just to the west of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. 
A lot designated for disabled parking is located across the street from the Lamkin Activity Center

View the parking map, lot 2 View PDF

Access to ceremony

Houston Center - The handicapped entrance is located on the north side of the building.
Lamkin - An elevator is available at the ground level entrance to the Lamkin Activity Center to take you to Bearcat Arena located on the 2nd floor. 


Houston Center - there are two areas designated for handicapped seating on either side of the auditorium. Ushers will help you find them. 
Lamkin - There are three designated areas in the arena for disabled seating that are NOT in the bleacher sections. Ushers at the entrance will be glad to help you find those areas. There are also folding chairs in these areas. Please feel free to have a family member sit with you.