Graduates and Guests Seeking Accommodations

The Catholic University of America wants all of the Class of 2022 graduates and guests to have the very best experience while attending Commencement related ceremonies.  The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) has created this online form to collect information about any physical/mobility, visual, or hearing impairment(s), or other disability needs that graduating students and/or their guests may have, so that DSS and the CUA Commencement Planning Committee may coordinate and communicate what accommodations can be offered to fully attend or participate in specific Commencement related ceremonies.

Graduating students with disabilities who need accommodations along the procession route, in the seating area (this would include those who are deaf/hard of hearing, visually impaired and those with physical disabilities), getting to/from the platform area (located at the top of the stairs), obtaining their diploma on the platform or alternative formats of the commencement program should indicate these needs on their submission form.

Any events or activities not listed on this form are likely being planned by offices, departments or programs apart from the Commencement Planning Committee.  Any needs that you or your guest(s) have related to attending these other events should be directed to those sponsors.
Should you have any questions about how to complete this form, please reach out directly to the Office of Disability Support Services at:

The deadline to submit this form for full consideration of accommodations is Monday, April 25, 2022.  

Handicap Parking
  • Handicap parking is available on campus in designated locations.
  • Available on a first-come first-serve basis (no advanced reservations or requests are necessary)
  • A state-issued handicap license plate or placard is required.

Wheelchair Rental Information

Catholic University does not provide wheelchairs to any guests or students. Please secure a wheelchair from an outside vendor if needed. DSS office is NOT a pick-up or drop-off location for wheelchairs. Please use your own accommodations as a pick-up or drop-off location. We are not responsible for any wheelchairs left in or outside the DSS office.  Neither Catholic University nor DSS endorse any of the companies listed below. This is a list of several of the options in the area.

Alliance Convalescent & Surgical Supply
1217 Brentwood Road, NE
Washington, D.C. 20018

Grubbs Pharmacy and Medical Equipment
326 East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Tschiffely Pharmacy
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 

New Hampshire Pharmacy & Medical Equipment
5001 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

BW Medical Supply Inc.
226 Reisterstown Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21208

Scooterplus Rentals Website