Graduates and guests with mobility, hearing, or other disabilities that require special accommodations should submit the Commencement Accommodations for Graduates and Guests with Disabilities form.
The purpose of this form is to help us prepare for our graduates and guests at Commencement. This form is NOT a reservation. All accessible parking and ADA seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Hayward Campus ceremonies will take place at Pioneer Stadium. The entrance to Pioneer Stadium is located on West Loop Road, approximately 115 yards from the closest accessible parking in Lot A. If you are unable to walk that distance, due to a disability, and/or navigate 44 stairs (with a steep incline) of bleacher seating, we will be providing wheelchair-accessible shuttle service from Parking Lot A to the stadium floor for accessible seating. In addition, there are 30 spaces reserved for wheelchairs at the top of the stadium’s bleacher seating.
To accommodate as many guests with disabilities as possible, only one person may accompany a guest with a disability on the shuttle and in the designated accessible seating area on the stadium floor. Due to limited seating, the rest of the party will need to sit in general seating either in the bleachers or elsewhere on the stadium floor.
Guests also have the option to view the Hayward ceremonies broadcasted live in the University Theatre. Tickets are still required to attend these viewing sites.
Due to the limited number of tickets available for the Hayward ceremonies, Livestreaming will be available at home. Those wishing to do this can find the Livestream link on the Commencement Livestream labeled "Livestream" on the menu bar.
Vehicles with a DMV-issued Disabled Persons Parking Placard or license plate must also have a special commencement parking permit (distributed to graduates) to park on campus for all Hayward ceremonies.
The Concord Ceremony will be held at Boatwright Field. Golf cart transportation will be available for guests needing assistance from the accessible parking lot on Pine Hollow Road to the Daniel Boatwright Sports Complex. Designated accessible seating will be available on the field.