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Guests with Disabilities

Wintrust Arena
DePaul University welcomes guests with disabilities to the Wintrust Arena. Advanced planning is strongly encouraged. Please visit Wintrust Arena's Access Guide for more information.

Sign Language Interpretation 

Sign language interpretation ​(ASL) will be available during all commencement ceremonies.

Wheelchair Seating Areas

Wheelchair seating areas are available on each floor, with one companion seat. Wheelchair seating areas are reached via the elevator originating from the first floor/lobby. All doors are ADA accessible. Please be respectful of those who need wheelchair seating. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

​ Limited Mobility

Guests with limited mobility are encouraged to bring their own devices (wheelchair, walker, cane, etc.). The Wintrust Arena does not rent out wheelchairs for any event. Guests should expect to walk distances and stand in lines. 


There are three parking lots at McCormick Place, Lot A, B and C.​ Parking Lot A is the closest to the Wintrust Area and has access to the pedestrian bridges to the Wintrust Arena, Marriott Marque Chicago and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Please be aware that Parking Lot A is expected to reach capacity quickly. It is encouraged that any guests with disabilities or limited mobility be dropped off close to the Wintrust Arena to avoid having to travel between the parking lots and the venue. Please check the ​Directions, Transportation & Hotels​ page for additional lot information.

Please contact the Office of University Events at with any questions.