College & School Events
Services are available to those attending the college and school events who may require specific accommodations based on a disability. These services vary depending upon the specific venue in which the event will be held. Those with need of these services are asked to contact the college, school or department representative associated with the specific college or school hosting the event at least five business days prior.
On the day of Commencement, designated parking in the Manor Garage (MAG) is available for individuals with any state-issued accessible parking placard or plates. MAG is located on Robert Dedman Drive at Clyde Littlefield Drive. Guests with limited mobility are encouraged to utilize the spaces available in the MAG and ride the complimentary accessible shuttle to the ceremony site. ADA access to the stadium is available at Gate 27.
Limited Mobility Seating
Guests with mobility limitations, but who do not require a wheelchair seat, should enter at Gate 27 (across Robert Dedman Dr. from MAG.) Upon entry, the elevator inside Gate 27 will take guests to the second level of stadium where rows will be set aside for guests with limited mobility (few, if any, steps lead to these rows). These seats will be located in the top three rows directly in front of the ADA-reserved seating (see below) in sections 13-19, 20-23, 25-31. There is no need for a reserved ticket to access the limited mobility rows.
Guests requiring a wheelchair accessible seat should email University Events for reserved seats that accommodate a wheelchair. Guests may reserve up to four seats in this section. Guests will enter at Gate 27 and utilize the elevator to the second level where their reserved wheelchair-accessible seats will be located.
Sign Language Interpretation and Captioning
Closed captioning will be available on the Freddie Steinmark Scoreboard located in the stadium. ASL interpretation will also be available on the scoreboard via picture-in-picture video.
Disability Services Contact for the University-Wide Commencement Ceremony
Guests who have questions regarding accommodations for the university-wide Commencement Ceremony may contact University Events.
Please note that accommodation requests should be made by Monday, May 16. While every effort will be made, the university may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests.
On Saturday, May 21, information is available by calling the University Police Department at 512-471-4441 or by TDD 512-471-4777.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where can I find accessible restrooms at the university-wide ceremony?
A: Accessible stalls are available in all stadium restrooms.
Q: Where can I find a wheelchair for my family member or friend to use for the entire day?
The university is unable to provide wheelchairs for individual use. Those requiring wheelchairs or other supportive equipment for the duration of their time here in Austin should plan on making their own accommodations for the equipment prior to arriving on campus. Families interested in renting wheelchairs are encouraged to contact a local provider.