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Johnson Coliseum entrance

Entrance to the Johnson Coliseum on East College St.

Exterior view of Johnson ColiseumEntrance to the Johnson Coliseum

Upon entering

directional signage for graduates Guests: Upon entering the Johnson Coliseum, you're encouraged to visit the welcome table and pick up a commencement program before proceeding to your seats. Guests needing accommodations should visit the Disability Services table at section 123. Section numbers are attached to the railings.

Candidates: Follow the directions on the floor signs to pick up your name card. Commencement programs are placed on candidate seats prior to ceremony.

Welcome tableSection numbers

Name card table

The name card table is located in the back left (southeast) corner of the Johnson Coliseum. The lines are separated by the first letter of the candidate's last name.Name card tableName card table

Disability Services table

Disability Services will have a table near the front entrance at section 123. Once you enter the facility, turn left along the concourse and visit their table for assistance.

Disability Services table

View from north side of building (entrance)

View from the north side of the building, by the entrance/main exit.

The four-sided jumbotron will display captions below the video.View from entrance, north side of building


View from the east side of the building

The four-sided jumbotron will display captions below the video and a sign language interpreter will be present on the platform during the commencement ceremony. 

View from left side of building

View from floor seating

Floor seating is reserved for faculty members and candidates. Approximately 15 minutes before ceremony start time, a commencement coordinator will provide academic procession instructions and candidates will be escorted to the proper seating on the coliseum floor.

Floor seating



Accessibility needs

Ceremony interpreting services

A sign language interpreter will be present on the platform during the commencement ceremony. Reserved seating for persons using sign language interpreter services will be available near the platform. 

Fingerspelling a candidate's name

  • Advance request: Provide specific information for the interpreter coordinator by completing the online Interpreter Request form.
  • On-site request: Prior to the platform processional, visit the Disability Services table located between the front entrance and The Jack Shop.

Candidates with a disability

If you are in need of assistance for your commencement ceremony, complete and sign the Commencement Accommodations Request form. Note that the form provides two day/time slots for you to visit with a representative from the Office of the Registrar prior to the ceremony. This meeting will occur at Johnson Coliseum, and you must provide a hardcopy of this document.

The registrar's office is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. To the greatest extent possible, we will observe confidentiality with respect to any request for accommodation. Students who feel they have not been accommodated appropriately may appeal the decision utilizing the university's appeals process.

Guests needing accessible seating

The Johnson Coliseum is an accessible facility.

Transportation from parking lot to facility

University police will provide cart transportation from the commuter parking lot to the bottom of the ramp outside the entrance of the Johnson Coliseum.

Courtesy wheelchairs

SFA has a limited number of wheelchairs, and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Disability Services will have a table at section 123 along the concourse, providing courtesy wheelchairs for ceremony guests.

Wheelchair seating

Platforms on the concourse level, located on each side of the ceremony stage, are designated specifically for wheelchair seating.


Office of the Registrar

Physical Address:
Rusk Building, Room 202

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13050 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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