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Accessibility 

Coastal Carolina University is committed to ensuring its facilities, programs, and services are accessible to everyone. Listed below are the available accommodations and resources for the commencement ceremony. If you require additional services or have questions, please contact the Office of Special Events, at 843-349-2811 or events@coastal.edu, by December 3, 2019, so that we can coordinate any accommodations needed. Our top priority is an enjoyable experience for all of our guests.  

Student Requests 

Students requesting accessible seating or assisted hearing devices, etc., should contact Sandra Bradley Hayes, at 843-349-2143 or sbradley@coastal.edu, by December 3, 2019.

Accessible Seating 

Accessible seating is available in the corner regions of the floor seating area and in the first row of each bleacher section, which is designated by white and blue tape. Due to high demand, patrons using accessible seating may have one companion accompany them in the accessible seating areas. As space permits, families and friends are welcomed to sit near or behind individuals using accessible seating. However, it is important to note that accessible seating areas, like all commencement seating, is available on a first-come, first served basis. Event staff will be on hand the day of commencement to assist.

Hearing Impaired Services 

Hearing-impaired guests are recommended to sit in section 105, in view of the American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter on stage. Interpreters will not sign while graduate names are being read. Assisted listening devices are available for use inside the HTC Center. These can be borrowed from the Chant 411 service table located at the Gate 1 entrance inside the HTC Center. A photo ID will be required to check out equipment.

Accessible Accommodations 

The majority of hotels in the area offer accessible accommodations. Family and friends needing accessible accommodations are encouraged to directly contact the hotel to make arrangements.
View area accommodations »

Accessible Parking and Mobility Assistance

Limited accessible parking is available in the AA lot in front of the HTC Center. This lot is accessible via Founders drive, and only open to those with an official state-issued ADA placard. Designated accessible golf cart shuttles will be available to transport guests who need assistance getting to the HTC Center. All CCU shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs will not be available at the venue. The Department of Scheduling and Events Services, located in Wheelwright Auditorium, has a limited quantity of wheelchairs, which will be made available for courtesy loan to guests attending commencement on a first-come, first served basis. There is no cost for this loan. The loan period is only for Tuesday, December 17, 2019.  To request a wheelchair, please send an email to boxoffice@coastal.edu or call 843-349-2787 by December 3, 2019. Pick up and drop off details will be provided upon confirmation. It should be noted that this department does not have the staffing to provide pushers to accompany the wheelchairs. For a longer-term wheelchair loan, please contact one of the local vendors below who rent wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices. The prices and length of rentals vary and rentals may need to be picked up from the vendor. Please call the vendor directly to ensure accurate pricing and rental information.

Wheelchair & Scooter Rentals of Myrtle Beach »
1325 Celebrity Circle – Inside Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach, SC
843-446-8723

Mobility Center »
7831 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC
843-692-8001

Strollers

All strollers are subject to search. Strollers may not be taken into the seating area; the designated stroller area is located inside of the gate 2 entrance below section 112. The University is not responsible for strollers left in the designated area.