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Commencement Accommodations and Information

Graduates and guests: We’re committed to making your commencement ceremony a fully accessible and enjoyable experience. We understand that everyone's needs are different. To ensure that everyone can enjoy this celebratory milestone, we offer a range of accessibility accommodations for attendees with disabilities. Whether you require accessible seating, sign language interpretation, or mobility assistance, we’re here to support your needs.

Requesting Accommodations

If you are a graduating Nova Southeastern University student and will need accommodations for your commencement ceremony, please notify the Office of Student Disability Services at least two weeks in advance of the event. You can reach the Office of Student Disability Services at (954) 262-7185 or at

Please provide the following information in your call or email:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Student N Number
  3. Phone Number
  4. The date and time of the commencement ceremony
  5. Summary of accommodation needed for commencement ceremony  

Commencement Livestream

All NSU Commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed. Livestream videos are archived approximately one week after the ceremony. 

Access Livestream   Livestream Archive

Disability Services

Commencement Parking

Commencement is hosted at the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center, located on NSU's campus in Davie, Florida. Handicap accessible parking spaces are available on the first floor of the public parking garage, located approximately 200 yards north of the University Center at 3100 SW Ray Ferraro Jr. Blvd. Only vehicles legally using license plates or window cards for disabled persons are permitted to park in these designated spaces.

Before and after the ceremony, golf carts will be in operation to transport guests with disabilities to and from the parking garage and University Center.  


Everyone entering the University Center will be subject to a physical search and metal detection.

Service Animals

No animals, with the exception of certified service animals, will be admitted.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Guests using wheelchairs can enter and exit the building through the north or east lobbies of the venue. There is an elevator located directly across from the box office for convenient access to the arena entrance. All wheelchair accessible seating is located on the second floor of the arena. Wheelchair rentals are not provided by the University Center. Only one guest may accompany those who require wheelchair accessible seating.

For more information about the Rick Case Arena, contact (954) 262-5551 or email

Learn More About the Rick Case Arena

Contact Us

Have additional questions? Email or call at (954) 262-7255 or 800-541-6682 ext. 27255. Please provide your NSU ID number in all email correspondence.
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