Special Needs Accommodation at Commencement

Graduates Needing Special Accommodation

Graduates participating in Commencement who have special accommodation needs, such as wheelchair or assisted access, unanticipated needs that arise during the week before commencement, or are hearing impaired and require seats in view of sign language interpreters, should contact the Jenny Craig Pavilion Ticket Office (619) 260-7550 or email tickets@sandiego.edu

Parking for Disabled Guests

Vehicles displaying a DMV-issued disabled person parking placard or license plate will be directed by parking personnel to park in a reserved area on the third floor of the Missions Parking Structure. If a temporary disabled parking permit is needed, please contact the Office of Parent Relations by May 1 at (619) 260-4518 or e-mail parking@sandiego.edu.

Please note that guests are not permitted to drop off or pick up passengers in front of the Jenny Craig Pavilion. USD Tram Services will transport disabled and elderly guests from the third floor entrance of the Missions Parking Structure. For more information on parking, please visit the Parking website or call (619) 260-4518.

Tickets and Seating for Disabled Guests

The Jenny Craig Pavilion opens one hour before each Commencement ceremony start-time. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. All guests attending the undergraduate ceremonies must have a ticket to enter the pavilion. The Graduate Schools' and Law School ceremonies currently do not require tickets due to the smaller numbers of graduating students.

Guests who are hearing impaired may request special seating from a commencement usher. Disabled guests in wheelchairs may request that a companion sit with them. Video screens are located on either side of the pavilion.

For more information on special needs accommodation at Commencement, please contact the Jenny Craig Pavilion Ticket Office, (619) 260-7550 or email tickets@sandiego.edu.

For more information on tickets, please see the "Tickets" section of the commencement website.