Disability Accommodations


Degree Candidates

Degree candidates needing disability accommodations in order to participate in one of the main campus ceremonies located on the Texas A&M University College Station campus should contact Laura Heard via email (lheard@tamu.edu) or phone 979-845-1059 prior to the deadline published in the Degree Candidate Letter. 

Please notify Laura Heard by Monday, July 31 for any potential disability-related needs including but not limited to:
  • ANY graduating student who uses a mobility device (wheelchair, scooter, walker, crutches, cane, etc.) along with ANY graduating student who may have difficulty walking long distances or walking up stairs.
  • ANY graduating student who plans to bring a service animal (or service animal in training) to the ceremony.
  • ANY graduating student who needs communication access accommodations (access to sign language interpreter.)
  • ANY graduating student who needs specific seating due to a disability-related need (anxiety, health concerns, etc.)
All ceremonies will include:
  • A ramp for the stage
  • A sign language interpreter
  • Priority seating for students with mobility impairments (available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Disabled Parking
  • Broadcast live on KAMU for anyone who cannot attend
        ** NOTE: For degree candidates attending a ceremony on a branch campus or an individual college ceremony, please contact a representative on your branch campus or respective college.

Laura Heard
Associate Registrar
lheard@tamu.edu
phone: 979-845-1059