We strive to make Commencement accessible to all who what to attend. Please take this survey and tell us about the accommodations you need to make commencement an enjoyable experience.
ADA parking spots are reserved for cars with Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) permits, available only from the DMV. The location of accessible parking spaces can be found by visiting http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking/parking-permit/ada-parking. ADA parking is indicated in blue on the Parking & Shuttle Map (PDF). Additional ADA accessible parking is available in other lots, which will be served by accessible shuttle buses. Elderly guests and those with mobility concerns who do not have DMV permits can park in the reserved lot on the south side of the stadium, accessible from Western Blvd. Parking close to Reser Stadium is available within a parking structure on 26th Street and Washington Avenue.
The OSU shuttle bus will run throughout the campus and to and from Reser Stadium from 8 a.m. to 2:30 pm. Shuttle pick-up points adjacent to accessible parking places are marked by signs.
Entrances into reser stadium
Guests who need easy access to elevators and escalators and those going to the Stadium Club are advised to enter through Gate C.
Reser Stadium Information
Access to Reser Stadium may be challenging to guests who have difficulty walking long distances from the parking lots and shuttle stop locations. Guests who may have difficulty walking long distances should consider bringing a wheelchair. Disability Access Services (DAS) has several wheelchairs that can be loaned out for use at Commencement. These wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call the DAS office at (541) 737-4098, or by email at Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu. Wheelchairs can also be rented at Samaritan Medical Supplies and Rice’s Pharmacy.
Wheelchair seating is available throughout the stadium on main level, the Loge level, and upper level (Stadium Club). Up to three companions can be seated with the individual who uses a wheelchair. If you need assistance finding seating, please see one of the volunteers or security staff inside the stadium.
Guests who prefer indoor seating indoor seating may view the televised ceremony on a large screen within the Stadium Club. If the Club level is filled to capacity, there is alternate seating at the Alumni Center in the Elle/Burlingham Room (111A), where guests can enjoy the televised ceremony. Seating in these areas is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Accommodations for Deaf and hard of hearing guests
Sections 115 or 116 on the east side of the stadium are reserved for guests who use ASL/English interpreters. An interpreter will be available at the First Aid Station located in section 119. Assistive listening devices are also available at the First Aid Station. Monitors with closed captioning are located in the Stadium Club on the upper level and in the Loge. Captioning will be displayed on the video board.
Availability of Information in Accessible Formats
This information will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please contact Disability Access Services at 541-737-4098 or by email at Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu.