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Commencement Accommodations

Visit Guest Information for details about Commencement at Texas State University

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.


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. For more information, please visit Commencement's Accommodations webpage.

Driving Directions

In addition to normal event traffic, several construction sites may affect typical routes to campus. Please consider the following driving routes and parking areas below when traveling to commencement. For easy reference, please see the directions below and the commencement parking map for locations of parking areas. Information on limited mobility parking and seating is noted at the end of this webpage.

For more information, please visit Commencement's Accommodations webpage.

Shuttle & Golf Cart Services

Shuttles will be available to transport guests from Lots A, B, and E. Shuttles will drop off at the Texas State marquee sign in front of the University Events Center. Shuttles will only pick up and drop off at designated stops.

Golf carts are available from Lot C.

When planning your arrival, please allow time for the shuttle to make its route. Depending on traffic, this could be as long as fifteen minutes. Buses will be available beginning one hour prior to the start of the ceremony and the last bus leaves one and a half hours after the end of the ceremony.

All shuttle buses are 100% ADA accessible.


Visitors with disabilities who require accessible seating should identify this need to Commencement staff at the entrance of Strahan Arena.  Visitors will be directed to the closest available open seating area.  Visitors with disabilities who wish to sit in another section closest 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 Arena 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.

If you have any general questions about Commencement, please e-mail Kristin McDaniel at

Texas State University students requiring accommodations due to a disability...

Please contact your academic advising center, the Graduate College, or the Office of Disability Services at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

Texas State University staff or faculty requiring accommodations due to a disability...

Please email at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

Guests requiring accommodations due to a disability...

Please visit Commencement's Accommodations webpage for more information.