COMMENCEMENT 2014 - Guest and Graduate Accomodations
Access services for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 23rd and the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 24th in Cox Stadium, will be available to graduates and guests who are elderly and/or have mobility limitations or other disabilities.
The path to the Stadium is currently undergoing construction to improve access. Please check our website in March for an update on transportation services for guests.
The event will take place rain or shine, however there is no shade or other protection in the stadium, and the weather in San Francisco is unpredictable and subject to drastic changes throughout the day. Comfortable shoes and layered clothing are recommended, and sunscreen and a hat may also be very beneficial. Personal attendant services will not be provided.Attendees who are unable to stand for long periods of time or to walk from their vehicle to the shuttle stop are strongly encouraged bring a wheelchair. A number of local businesses rent wheelchairs on a daily or weekly basis. More information about renting a wheelchair can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Lai, at (415)338-6148 or email@example.com.
Services for deaf or hard of hearing guests
The entire ceremony will be open-captioned on a Jumbotron screen located near the stage. Reservations for seating near a sign language interpreter will accepted through May 5th. To ensure that there is enough seating for everyone, a maximum of two persons may accompany the deaf or hard of hearing guest.
Cox Stadium is an outdoor venue with no shade or protection from the weather so guests who are susceptible to sun or cold may prefer to view a live broadcast of the ceremony indoors in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The Student Center is wheelchair accessible and food and restrooms are located in the building. Tickets are not required. Transportation will be provided upon request, but subject to delay due to the large number of guests and graduates expected to attend.
Graduates participating in the processional, will line up on campus. Wheelchair or scooter users should proceed to the front of their college lineup and once in the stadium, sit at the end of the aisle. The stage where you will receive your diploma cover is wheelchair accessible.
Access to the ceremony:
You can bypass the lineup and processional by making arrangements with DPRC for transportation into the stadium where you can join your college as they march in. If you believe that you may have difficulty getting to and from the stadium or stage (for example, students with visual impairments) you may bring an attendant or make arrangements with someone in your graduating class to accompany you. Contact DPRC for additional information about attendants.
The path to the Stadium is currently undergoing construction to improve access. Please check our website in March for an update on transportation services for graduates.
Captioning and Interpreting Services:
The entire ceremony will be open-captioned on a Jumbotron screen located near the stage and visible throughout the stadium. If you prefer to be seated near an ASL interpreter, you should proceed to the front row of the north disability seating section instead of sitting with your college. Near the end of the ceremony, you will rejoin the graduates as they cross the stage to receive their diplomas and exit the stadium.
Local Wheelchair Rental Agencies
This is a list of local businesses that rent wheelchairs on a daily or weekly basis. It is not a comprehensive list, or an endorsement or recommendation by the university. All information and fees should be verified with the vendor before renting any equipment.
851 Van Ness Avenue, #1
San Francisco CA 94109
Rentals available on a weekly basis - manual wheelchairs: $49, electric wheelchairs: $149, electric scooters: $129
A/Z Medical Supply
2411 Clement Street
San Francisco CA 94121
Rentals are available on a weekly basis for $55 per week.
1485 Bayshore3 Blvd., #412
San Francisco CA 94116
Rentals available for at rate of $50 per day or 3 days for $70 per week.
4373 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118
Rentals available on a weekly basis for $55 per week.