Graduates requesting accommodations, including mobility assistance or an American Sign Language interpreter, should contact the Student Ability Success Center at (619) 594-6473 by April 15, 2022.
There will be a limited number of wheelchairs available for guests to use at no charge at the beginning of each commencement ceremony. Guests using these wheelchairs need a wheelchair ticket obtained in advance by a student. If the guest does not have a wheelchair ticket, they should check with the Ticket Office on the day of the ceremony to see if there are wheelchair tickets available before obtaining a wheelchair.
Wheelchairs will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Meeting Center (the small building immediately west of the Ticket Office). You will need a valid ID to check out a wheelchair, which cannot be taken off-campus and must be returned within one hour after the ceremony’s conclusion.
Guests using these wheelchairs need a wheelchair ticket obtained in advance by a student.
Candidates or guests with SDSU or disabled parking permits may park in any legal stall on campus.
The Department of Public Safety recommends that disabled patrons park on the west side of campus in the following areas:
- Calpulli Garage (Saturday/Sunday only)
- Parking 6
- Parking 6B
- Parking 7 Level 2
- Parking 12 (reserved area at Level 8)
A courtesy shuttle is available to pick up guests at specified locations around campus. Please arrive early, as the shuttle buses take approximately 10 minutes from the furthest location from Viejas Arena. The Department of Public Safety recommends that disabled patrons use the following shuttle sites:
Please consult the campus map to locate shuttle sites.
American Sign Language Interpreters
Interpreters will be on stage for each ceremony at Viejas Arena. The ASL interpreters will be on the right-hand side as you face the stage. Please contact the Student Ability Success Center for additional information on seating for deaf guests.
Assistive Listening Devices
There will be a limited number of assistive listening devices available for hearing impaired guests at no charge. Listening devices will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Pass Gate at Viejas Arena. To check out a listening device you will need a valid ID.
If you would like access to the streaming closed-caption service available for commencement, please sign in to the Viejas Arena guest wifi on your smartphone. Once you have wifi access, the closed-captioning will be available.