Student Ability Success Center
Graduates with mobility or hearing difficulties or other disabilities should contact the Student Ability Success Center by April 15, 2019 for mobility assistance, an American Sign Language interpreter, or other accommodations.
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 Viejas Arena meeting center (the small building immediately west of the main entrance). 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 State of California disabled parking permits may park in any legal stall on campus.
The Department of Public Safety recommends that disabled patrons park in the following areas on the west side of campus:
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.
Alternative parking is available in Parking Structure 12 level 8 (use the pedestrian bridge to Viejas Arena) and Parking Structure 7; however, shuttle service is not available from these two areas.
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, click here for a separate web page containing the closed-captioning.