Commencement and Graduation Risers

Commencement and Graduation Risers can mean two different things. They can either be risers built onto a stage for special seating at a higher level for deans, instructors, or speakers; or they can be the risers used to seat the audience attending the commencement or graduation ceremony. In either case, it’s important to choose the best vendor possible!

How are Commencement and Graduation Risers built?

High-school graduation stage and chairs

ADA accessible graduation stage with risers for the faculty and staff to sit on the stage.

Commencement and Graduation Risers can be placed onto an existing stage, or built into a custom stage to elevate the deans, instructors, speakers, or the schools choir above the heads of the graduating class. Risers that are used for the audience help elevate the audience, giving them an unobstructed view of the graduating class. Both sets of risers help ensure that everyone has a great view at the ceremony.

Commencement and Graduation Risers can be set up both indoors and outdoors. Risers can be built on uneven and sensitive surfaces such as football fields, soccer fields, and gym floors. Having risers that are stable on any surface opens up the options for a ceremony location.

Commencement and Graduation Risers are built for a live load, meaning they can support the movement from the entering and exiting from the risers. Risers are built using 4×4 Bil-Jax staging and steel legs with extra support from cross braces. ADA ramps are then built on two sides of the risers and stage for safe and easy access. These types of risers are normally covered by commercial grade pile carpet or Astro Turf.

Why should you use Commencement and Graduation Risers at your next event?

ADA stage on baseball field

This ADA accessible commencement stage was built on the sensitive surface of the baseball field. This provides a unique experience with a beautiful backdrop.

Commencement and Graduation Risers are built under ADA guidelines to ensure that safety of everyone who will be using them. All Risers have hand and back rails for a safe entry and exit from the risers. Many times, Commencement and Graduation Risers have ADA ramps instead of steps for easy access to the stage area. Steps with hand rails can also be added as an extra entry point to the stage or risers.

Along with building your Commencement and Graduation Risers, we can provide you with chair rentals and other services such as A/V rentals. Our company has everything you need in order to have a well laid out and safe ceremony. We have been implementing these principles into our rentals for over 25 years and promise a professional, timely, and passionate staff.

For more information about our services or to get a quote please visit our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!