Congratulations DS Grads!! 

The June 2nd Convocation program, slides, and graduation video are available on this page.


Access Copies:


Accessibility Information for the event:

  • Walker Ames Room is mobility-aid accessible but has carpeting. See the notes below about limited availability of elevator access to the second floor.

  • Cupcakes & beverages will be served during the reception in Walker Ames Room. There will be vegan and gluten free cupcake options.

  • We ask that attendees wear masks when not eating or drinking. We'll use several air purifiers in the space.

  • There will be seating for 80 attendees, including some sofa chairs. 

  • CART captioning will be available in both the Zoom meeting and Kane 225.

  • ASL interpretation will be available on Zoom.

  • Live Captions streaming link:

  • Elevators: Only one elevator to the second floor of Kane Hall is operational. Please follow any signage in the Central Parking Garage directing you to the elevator.

  • Restrooms: The accessible restrooms in Kane Hall are in the basement. The nearest gender neutral restrooms are in Suzzallo Library, across Red Square.

  • Parking: 


Zoom link for DS Convocation:

For those joining in the Walker Ames Room (Kane Hall 225), we ask that you:

  • Adhere to DS community guidelines by wearing a mask during the ceremony and choosing to zoom instead if you are feeling sick.

DSP Statement on COVID safety precautions this quarter:

  • Masks are very highly recommended for all students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Disability Studies community who attend in-person class meetings, office hours, and in-person events and activities. Continuing the use of masks will help to make our learning spaces and workplaces as accessible as possible and to protect everyone, especially at this time when there are fewer precautions on and off campus. Read the full statement here.


Print Programs and Certificates

For graduates who attend via Zoom or were not able to attend, we will mail you a printed Program and your Disability Studies Major or Minor certificate of recognition and some swag from our alumni partners Crip Riot!


Convocation Program:

3:00 Doors open

3:10 Accessibility & Land Acknowledgment (Joanne Woiak, Heather Evans)

3:15 Welcome Remarks by Jason Naranjo

3:20 Student Speech by Toby Gallant

3:30 Graduation Video

3:40 Presentation of Graduates (Heather Evans, Joanne Woiak)

4:00 Awards Presentation (Jason Naranjo, Tiara Schwarze-Taufiq, Mark Harniss)

4:15 Closing Poem (read by Sara Goering)

4:20-5:00 Reception in Walker Ames Room with cupcakes and photo opportunities. Attendees are invited to mingle to congratulate their graduates both in Walker Ames and in Zoom breakout rooms.


Closing Poem: Maggie Smith, "Future"

      What is the future?

Everything that hasn’t happened yet, the future
is tomorrow and next year and when you’re old
but also in a minute or two, when I’m through
answering. The future is nothing I imagined
as a child: no jet packs, no conveyor-belt sidewalks,
no bell-jarred cities at the bottom of the sea.
The trick of the future is that it’s empty,
a cup before you pour the water. The future
is a waiting cup, and for all it knows, you’ll fill it
with milk instead. You’re thirsty. Every minute
carries you forward, conveys you, into a space
you fill. I mean the future will be full of you.
It’s one step beyond the step you’re taking now.
What you’ll say next until you say it.