Information for Graduates

We strongly encourage any degree candidates with disability accommodation needs for the Commencement ceremony to contact Disability Accommodations and Support Services (DASS) by Friday, May 4, 2018.

Any student may request a disability-related accommodation for Commencement, even if they were not previously registered with DASS. However, if the disability is non-evident, DASS staff may have need to request verifying documentation from a licensed professional.

Please submit reasonable accommodation requests to DASS at accommodations@csuci.edu so that we may effectively plan for Commencement accommodations needs.

You may contact DASS if you should need further information at 805.437.3331 or visit us at Arroyo Hall, second floor.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting Services

Closed Captioning services will be available for viewing on the main screens at Commencement for students and their guests. Graduating students requiring disability-related accommodation for ASL interpreting services and prefer direct line of sight to ASL interpreters are asked to contact Disability Accommodations and Support Services (DASS) at accommodations@csuci.edu or via phone at 805.437.3331 by Friday, May 4, 2018, for priority seating within the designated student area.

Disability Parking Accommodations

There are accessible parking areas designated for graduates and guests with disabilities available on a first-come, first-served basis.  On the day of Commencement, only those vehicles with a University-issued Commencement Parking Permit and government issued disabled parking placard or plate will be allowed to park on campus. Student parking permits, student housing parking permits, day permits and other regularly issued University parking permits are not valid for Commencement.

Visit the Commencement page for parking updates. For general information about on-campus parking or transportation services please contact Public Safety at 805-437-8430.

Information for Guests of Graduates

A designated seating area for guests with disabilities will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The designated area will be closed once capacity has been reached; therefore, early arrival is strongly recommendedDue to limited seating, as guided under the Americans with Disability Act, as Amended (ADA), guests with disabilities may be accompanied by only one (1) companion.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting Services

Closed Captioning interpreting services will be available for viewing on the main screens at Commencement for students and their guests. Limited seating will also be available for guests providing direct line of sight for ASL interpreters on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact Disability Accommodation and Support Services at accommodations@csuci.edu or via phone at 805.437.3331.

Indoor Seating

The Commencement ceremony at CSUCI is held outdoors in the South Quad. For those who are not able to tolerate prolonged periods of sun exposure, indoor seating areas will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. As those locations are confirmed, information will be updated here.

Disability Parking Accommodations

There are accessible parking areas designated for graduates and guests with disabilities available on a first-come, first-served basis. On the day of Commencement, only those vehicles with a University-issued Commencement Parking Permit or government issued disabled parking placard or plate will be allowed to park on campus. Student parking permits, student housing parking permits, day permits and other regularly issued University parking permits are not valid for Commencement.

Limited wheelchairs will be available for check-out to assist in transporting guests who need disability-related accommodations or who otherwise need additional assistance to reach the event site.