- Accommodations for Disability
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ADA parking spots are reserved for cars with Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) permits, available only from the DMV. The location of available accessible parking spaces that is shown real-time 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. You can also download a Parking & Shuttle Map (PDF).
Access to the commencement site (Reser Stadium/Parker Plaza) may be challenging to guests who may 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 (weight limit is 250 pounds) that can be loaned out for use at Commencement (at Reser Stadium as well as smaller ceremonies on campus). 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.
In order to provide the safest campus experience possible, Oregon State University continues to employ security measures designed to reduce risks and prevent incidents. One measure established is the visual search of small bags such as purses, totes and diaper bags before entering the stadium. Therefore, guests are encouraged to arrive early and allow for additional time when entering the stadium. Please see Security Information for additional information regarding Reser Stadium allowable and prohibited items.
Easy access to Reser Stadium can be made through gates A-C. Guests who need easy access to elevators and escalators and those going to the Stadium Club are advised to enter through Gate C. To avoid standing in long lines, guests who need easy access to elevators and escalators and those going to the Stadium Club are advised to enter through Gate B or C.
Wheelchair seating is available throughout the stadium on main level, upper level (Stadium Club) and overflow seating on the Loge level. 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 guest services representatives inside the stadium. Map of Reser Stadium.
Guests who prefer indoor seating indoor seating may view the televised ceremony on a large screen within the Stadium Club, located on the upper level of the stadium. Enter through Gate B or C and take the elevator to the Club level. 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.
Guests who use sign language interpreters are encouraged to sit is sections 115 or 116 on the east side of the stadium for the best sight lines. Interpreters will be available prior to the ceremony; please contact a commencement volunteer if you need assistance.
Assistive listening devices are available from the volunteers at the Stroller Check area near the First Aid Stations on the main concourses near section 119.
Monitors with closed captioning will be located in the Stadium Club on the upper level and in the Loge. All areas are accessible through gate C.
Captioning for the ceremony will be displayed on the video board.
A First Aid Station is located on the main concourse near section 119 on the east side.
Volunteers in orange T-shirts are available to answer questions and offer assistance.
For additional information about accommodations due to disability or to request accommodations not listed above, please contact the office of Disability Access Services at 541-737-4098 or by email at Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu.
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.
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