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Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


City of Boston

City of Boston Transportation and Parking
Disability Commission Events


The University complies with overlapping federal requirements that extend civil-rights protection to persons with disabilities and prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, protects qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, job training, fringe benefits, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment on the basis of disability. Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, requires affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified persons with disabilities who, with reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of a job. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, bars employment discrimination in any program or activity which receives federal financial assistance.

Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the Vice President for Human Resources, an appropriate administrator, and/or the Executive Director of Office for Institutional Diversity.


Wheelchair Rental

Guests can set up wheelchair rental directly through any of the medical supply companies listed below. Payment, pickup and drop off should be arranged well in advance of Commencement Weekend to ensure availability as there are many local college and university commencements held the same weekend. The University does not provide personal use wheelchairs.

Shuttle Bus Service

Free shuttle bus service will be available to transport all guests.

In addition, special wheelchair accessible buses will be available for people with disabilities and mobility issues plus one guest.

The service is available:

  • Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday 
    • Outside Conte Forum - Gate B to transport guests to the reception on O'Neill Plaza.
  • University Commencement on Monday 
    • Outside Alumni Stadium - Gate E to transport guests to individual school diploma ceremonies on Middle Campus. 
    • Shuttle transportation will be provided from 6:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Commencement Day. 

Golf Carts

On Commemcement Day, a small number of golf carts will be available to transport guests with disabilities or limited mobility, along with one campanion to assist. Service will be first-come, first-served. Commencement hosts will be available throughout campus to assist with golf cart transportation. Please expect longer waiting periods when ceremonies end or begin. 

The shuttle bus service is the primary mode of transportation. Golf carts offer additional assistance to transport guests with disabilities or limited mobility if needed to/from the Beacon Street Garage to the Main Ceremony, and to/from the shuttle bus stops and the individual diploma ceremony sites, as needed. 

Universal Design for Learning

Boston College is committed to being a leader in Universal Design by utilizing a universal design for learning framework to ensure all members of the BC community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and visitors), including individuals with disabilities, are able to engage and derive benefit from all instructional and technological resources that Boston College has available to offer.

Accessibility Liaison Initiative

The Accessibility Liaison Initiative (ALI) is a program with the follow goals:

  • Build a more inclusive Boston College
  • Ensure all environments are open and accessible
  • Develop a network of caring, committed individuals across the university dedicated to accessibility related issues


Department Contact Name Contact extension
A&S Gene McMahon 2-6804
A&S Clare Dunsford 2-2277
Advancement Brenda Ricard 2-0382
Advancement Susan Matys 2-3680
Admissions Stan Zatkowski 2-3100
Admissions Mary French 2-2943
Athletics John Kane 2-8840
Athletics Marcus Blossom 2-8520
Athletics Matt Conway 2-6672
Auxiliary Services Linda Riley 2-3307
BC Bookstore Bob Stewart 800-978-0978
BC Police Jeff Postell 2-4440
BC Police Laurene Spiess 2-4413
Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Sarah Castricum 2-2773
Connors Learning Center Kathy Duggan 2-8093
CSOM Susan Hynes 2-8790
CSOM Erica Graf 2-0462
CSON Chris Grillo 2-8531
CSON Sean Clarke 2-3232
Dining Services Beth Emery 2-6294
Dining Services Kathryn Sweeney 2-2263
Dining Services Beth Burns 2-0954
Emergency Management Eileen O'Donnell 2-2112
Event Management Jason McClellan 2-1208
Facilities Lynn Berkley 2-8763
Facilities Bill Tibbs 2-0329
Facilities Gerry Boyle 2-0310
Facilities Mark Lewis 2-0332
First Year Experience Paul Chiozzi 2-2791
General Counsel Joe Schott 2-8037
Graduate Student Life Carole Hughes 2-3470
HR - Employment John Bogdan 2-3081
HR - Office for Institutional Diversity Edilma Hosein 2-2323
HR - Office for Institutional Diversity Patricia Lowe 2-3334
IRPA Gina Harvey 2-3026
ITS David Lewis 2-4621
ITS Milvia Sanchez 2-0102
Law School John Stachiniewicz 2-6503
Law School Maris Abbene 2-4348
Law School Sharon Blumenstock 2-2487
Learning Resources for Student Athletes Patrice Bouzan 2-1497
Learning Resources for Student Athletes Michael Harris 2-8533
Library Lyn Goode 2-0160
LSOE - ERC Margaret Cohen 2-4919
LSOE Audrey Friedman 2-1901
LSOE Elizabeth Sparks 2-0698
LSOE Richard Jackson 2-8429
Office of Communications Scott Olivieri 2-8460
Office of Communications Brock Dilworth 2-2026
Office of International Programs Christina Hatzipetros 2-1673
Parking and Transportation John Savino 2-1273
President's Office Jeanne Levesque 2-4789
Provost and ATAB Akua Sarr 2-9144
Provost Billy Soo 2-3263
Provost Kristin Flowers 2-4780
RecPlex Rebecca Cegledy 2-2959
Residential Life George Arey 2-3202
Residential Life Nekesa Straker 2-4718
Residential Life Greg Jones 2-8809
SSW Theresa Schirmer 2-4762
SSW Sveta Emery 2-9198
Student Affairs Caroline Davis 2-3470
Student Affairs Thomas Mogan 2-3470
Student Affairs Rory Stein 2-3470
Student Services Adam Krueckeberg 2-3318
Student Services Kathy McGuinness 2-4976
STM Jen Bader 2-4478
STM Maura Colleary 2-8443
STM Mary Jo Iozzio 2-6523
University Counseling Services Sarah Piontkowski 2-1377
Woods College Anne Severo 2-8531
Woods College Sasha Tomic 2-4091

Library Accessibility Resources