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Commencement Accommodations

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Accommodations for visitors with disabilities at Texas State Commencement ceremonies include:

  • Accessible parking
  • Shuttle services
  • Accessible seating
  • Sign language interpreting services

When to Arrive

Due to the large number of guests attending Commencement, it is recommended that visitors with disabilities plan to arrive one to one and a half hours prior to the ceremony.

Parking

Visitors who have disabled license plates, a disabled placard, or can show a disability-related need, will be provided access to the designated disabled parking lot behind Jowers Center (R14).  Please refer to the Parking Map.

Driving Directions

From Austin/Dallas/Waco and the I-35 Corridor North

Follow I-35 South to San Marcos and take exit #204.  Stay on the access road to the first light at Hopkins/SR 80.  Turn right and pass one traffic light and cross over two railroad tracks.  At the second light Charles Austin Drive, turn right.  After the railroad tracks turn left onto Jowers Access Road.  At the entrance to Jowers Access (R14) you will need to have disabled license plates, a disabled placard, or explain there is a disability-related need to be provided access to the designated disabled parking lot located behind Jowers Center. 

From San Antonio/Corpus Christi/Laredo and I-35 Corridor South

Follow I-35 North to San Marcos and take Exit #204 (Hopkins/SR 80).  Turn left going under I-35 towards the University.  You will pass one traffic light and cross over two railroad tracks.  At the second light Charles Austin Drive, turn right.  After the railroad tracks turn left onto Jowers Access Road.  At the entrance to Jowers Access (R14) you will need to have disabled license plates, a disabled placard, or explain there is a disability-related need to be provided access to the designated disabled parking lot located behind Jowers Center.

From Houston/Galveston/Beaumont and I-10 Corridor East

Driving west on I-10, exit onto State HWY 123 North. Stay on HWY 123 to San Marcos (approximately 22 miles).  At I-35 continue on Hopkins/SR 80 going under I-35 towards the University.  You will pass one traffic light and cross over two railroad tracks.  At the second light Charles Austin Drive, turn right.  After the railroad tracks turn left onto Jowers Access Road.  At the entrance to Jowers Access you will need to have disabled license plates, a disabled placard, or explain there is a disability-related need to be provided access to the designated disabled parking lot located behind Jowers Center. 

From El Paso/San Angelo/Midland and I-10 Corridor West

Travel East to I-35 and follow the directions from either I-35 North or South.

Shuttle Services

A golf cart shuttle service will be available for visitors with disabilities who are unable to walk from the Jowers parking lot to Strahan Coliseum.  Each disabled guest may have one accompanying guest ride with them on the shuttle.  The shuttle service will be available one hour and thirty minutes prior to each ceremony, until approximately thirty minutes following each ceremony.  

Seating

Visitors with disabilities who require accessible seating should identify this need to Commencement staff at the entrance of Strahan Coliseum.  Visitors will be directed to the closest available open seating area.  Visitors with disabilities who wish to sit in another section closet to their graduate may do so however seating cannot be guaranteed in that section.  The accessible seating areas are located in sections C, F, H, and K; the Map of Strahan Coliseum shows these sections.  Each visitor with a disability will be allowed to have one accompanying family member or friend sit with them in the accessible seating area.

Sign Language Interpreting Services

Sign language interpreters are provided at all Commencement ceremonies. 

 

Please contact Office of Disability Services at 512-245-3451 if you have any additional questions.