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Information for guests requiring special accommodations at CSUEB commencement

  • June 13, 2013 5:00am

Due to the large number of guests and vehicles expected for Saturday’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, the Carlos Bee Boulevard campus entry will be shut down to all traffic, except for vehicles displaying an accessibility placard or CSUEB Faculty/Staff permit. All other vehicles will be directed to the gate entrance located on the east side of campus off of Hayward Boulevard. Special parking permits, issued to graduates and their families, will be required at this entry gate for Saturday's ceremony.

In the event that campus parking capacity is reached, guests will be directed to park at the Kmart parking lot near Harder Road and Mission Boulevard, or at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2000 Highland Blvd. Complimentary shuttle service also will be provided from the South Hayward BART Station and the Kmart lot. 

Stadium Entry for Guests: All guests will enter University Stadium from the main entrance at the top of the stadium off West Loop Road. All guests must have a 2013 commencement ticket to enter the stadium. Those with accessibility needs should park in Lot A or Lot B. They along with one attendant will then be shuttled down to the University Stadium floor where special seating is available. Space is limited in this area and is on a first come/first serve basis. Air conditioned accessible overflow seating is also available in the University Union Multipurpose Room, VBT 124, and the University Theatre with Live Stream video and captioning.

Stadium Seating: Accessible seating will be available on the stadium floor in tented area for any guest with a disability along with one accompanying attendant. Unfortunately, seating is very limited, so only guests with special needs and one attendant will be able to sit in accessible seating area.  The rest of the party will have to sit in general seating.

Accessible Parking on Hayward Campus: Parking for persons with disabilities attending commencement ceremonies on the Hayward Campus will be available in Parking Lots A and B. View Hayward campus map. A current state-issued "Disabled Person Parking Placard" or "Disabled Person/Veteran" license plate, issued to an occupant of the vehicle, will be required, in addition to a special commencement parking pass. A free shuttle from Lots A and B to the stadium floor will be available for those guests with accessibility needs (only one attendant may ride the shuttle with the accessibility-needs guest).

Every car — even those with an occupant with accessibility needs — will require a special commencement parking permit for the Hayward undergraduate ceremony. 

Overflow Viewing of Commencement Ceremony: For the Hayward Campus ceremonies, indoor viewing areas will also be available in the University Theatre, New University Union Multipurpose Room and VBT (Valley Business and Technology Center Room 124. The ceremony will be streamed live into these rooms. These areas are wheelchair accessible.

Additional Information: Any graduate with accessibility needs or guest attending commencement who requires special accommodations should contact Cal State East Bay’s Accessibility Services Department by voice or TTY at (510) 885-3868 (Hayward Campus) or (925) 602-6716 (Concord Campus), or via e-mail at


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