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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Disability Accommodations

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Disability Accommodations for the Graduate

The stage can be made accessible for graduates with special needs. A sign language interpreter will be on stage throughout each ceremony. Please contact the Office of Special Events at 507-389-1798 or email in advance to ensure that special needs will be met.

Disability Accommodations for Family Members and Guests

When guests with special needs arrive at Bresnan Arena they should contact a commencement staff member. These people wear Minnesota State Mankato badges. They will assist the guests to the designated area in the arena.

There is limited handicapped/special needs seating in the arena.  If you require special seating, please arrive at least 30-45 minutes before the ceremony.


No strollers will be allowed in the Bresnan Arena on the day of Commencement.

Strollers are a potential hazard and we need to allow for necessary room for wheelchairs. We will provide an area where you may park your stroller, however, Minnesota State Mankato in not liable should theft or damage occur. Thank You.

Special Needs Parking

Guests with a special needs parking sticker can park in lots 8 and 9. In the event that these lots are full, please plan to drop off your special needs guest(s) at the Taylor Center entrance. ([PDF] See map (441 KiB)).