With the hint of graduation right around the corner, many high schools and universities have begun the rigorous process of planning one of the biggest events of a student’s life – graduation.
First there’s a question of venue – hold it on campus or rent a larger space elsewhere? Second is the question of how many graduates and how many diplomas are needed, and third that there is enough seating. Finally, there is rehearsal timing, caps and gowns, and of course the after graduation party.
But many administrations may overlook one important aspect – the stage. Friends and family sitting in the rafters and farthest rows will want to snap a picture or record a video of their son or daughter walking across as proud, happy graduates. Without the right stage and ramp this graduation moment could be lost.
Who of us can forget walking up that ramp to grab the diploma? One minute we are down with the crowds and the next we are up high on that stage shaking hands and smiling for the cameras.
Graduation after a hurricane
Take for example, a private college in New York. Due to Hurricane Sandy, their field house, which was to hold their spring graduation in March, is now forced to find an alternate location and find a way to elevate the students for their moment.
What did they do? Call Handi-Ramp of course!
Handi-Ramp manufactures portable stage ramps for several companies that rent portable stages to schools and the hospitality industry. The stages can be made in a multitude of different configurations to provide access to the stage to people with disabilities. Assembly has been made easy by simply attaching each section together in seconds, and the ramps w/handrails is even easier.
There are some facilities that order two ramps, one ascending and one descending, placed on opposite sides of the stage. Investing in a stage and a ramp is worthwhile as it will be used every year.
Handi-Ramp is located north of Chicago. We can accommodate any detail needed. Because of our convenient location, we can ship anywhere to the lower 48 states in most cases less than a week.
If you’re in need of a portable stage, or want to inquire about pricing, please call (800) 876-7267 (RAMP) or visit us online at handiramp.com