• Limited special needs parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Persons with disabilities and requiring special accommodations should arrive by 8:15 a.m.
  • Handicapped placards are required and should be clearly displayed or available so that traffic officers can guide guests to their designated parking area.
  • Golf cart transportation will be provided only to the individual needing assistance plus one.

Click here to access additional parking information.

Guest Seating

Seating for those with special needs is located in Sunken Garden. Seating at this location will be in the sun and no covering will be provided; guests may prefer to wear sunscreen, a hat, and/or long sleeves. Umbrellas may be used, but please be considerate of other guests’ sight lines during the ceremony.

Additional special needs seating will be available in St. Robert's Auditorium and Malone 112 with a live feed.

In the interest of fairness, only one person from a party may sit with the person requiring special seating. If any guests have difficulty walking, it would be to their advantage to bring a wheelchair. The University does not provide wheelchairs for rental.

All seating areas open at 7:30 a.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A seating chart will be posted in April 2020.

Participants with Special Needs (including Administration and Faculty)

Those who have a special need that prevents them from using steps or walking the distance between their line-up area and Sunken Garden should notify Tanya Salvini, Commencement Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar (, 310/338-1945), by Friday, April 24, 2020, to make alternate arrangements.