Accessibility Information for Graduations at Duke

  • ACCESSIBLE TICKETS & SEATING

    Persons with disabilities should request accessible seating from their school. Everyone will be issued a General Admission ticket prior to graduation. Guests requesting accessible seating are allowed to have one ticketed escort sit with them. 

    Upon arrival at graduation, these guests and their escorts will enter the venue together via the lower-level ADA accessible entrance, provide their names at the ADA check-in table, and exchange their General Admission tickets for ADA tickets.

    ACCESSIBLE PARKING & SHUTTLES

    Accessible parking will be in Blue Zone Lot 5 on a first-come first-served basis.

    Individuals needing accessible parking should request a parking pass from their school. 

    The pass is simply a visual signal to the parking attendant to help direct the vehicle to the ADA lot thereby helping to keep traffic flowing smoothly. Once this lot is full, accessible parking will overflow to another lot. Please follow the instructions of your parking attendant.

    An ADA bus will provide shuttle service from this lot to Cameron. The ADA shuttle drop-off is in the Card Gym Lot on the north side of Cameron.

    ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCES

    Persons with disabilities who park in the accessible parking area and utilize the accessible shuttle will be dropped off closest to Gate C and enter through the designated accessible entrance on the lower level of Cameron’s North Lobby. Gates A and B are also available for persons with disabilities who have requested accessible seating. There will be a disability services table available in the South Hall of Honor outside Gate A as well as inside, on the court near Gate C.

    Doors open 90 minutes before the event start time.

    SCREENING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ACCESSIBILE ENTRANCES

    All guests and personal items (including assistive devices) are subject to screening and search before entering Cameron Indoor Stadium for Durham Public Schools Graduations.  Guests with disabilities who are willing to utilize walk-through metal detectors are encouraged to do so; however, these lanes are not accessible for wheelchairs and other assistive devices. 

    The designated Medical/Family Lanes at each entrance are accessible for all guests with disabilities. 

    Guests with medical devices should consult their doctor or device manufacturer if unsure of their ability to use a walkthrough metal detector. 

    Guests should notify Event Staff that they have a medical device and will be assisted through the screening process.

    ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MEDICAL AND/OR CHILD CARE NEEDS

    Ticketed guests entering with bags for medical and/or childcare needs must use the designated Medical/Family Lane located at each gate screening area.

    Bags will be searched and tagged for entry into the stadium.  Signage and staff will be present to help direct guests to the Medical/Family Lane at each screening area:

    • Upper West Entrance Gate A – Far Left Lane
    • Upper West Entrance Gate B – Far Left Lane
    • North Entrance Gate C – Far Right Lane
    • Graduate Entrance – Far Right Lane