Commencement 2024

Accessibility Information

ADA & Disability Related Accommodations

Access for graduates and guests with disabilities will be available for all Commencement ceremonies. Below are the services that will be provided. 

Please note that wheelchairs and other assistive devices of a personal nature will not be available.  There will be a significant walking distance from the parking areas to the ceremony locations, so please plan accordingly. 

Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate a last-minute reasonable accommodation request. In such cases though, it may be possible to accommodate only the person with the disability.  

Accessible Parking 

If you have a state-issued disability parking placard or plate, you may park in designated ADA parking in Lot C or Lot J on campus. Accessible spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so please plan accordingly. 

Accessible Transportation

Transportation from University Parking lots C and J to the Commencement Ceremony is limited to guest with disability, plus one. The wait times may be as long as 15 minutes due to heavy volume. 

Accessible Seating

Accessible seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the event. Reservations are NOT required for accessible seating. 

Sign Language Interpreters

Sign language interpreters will be present at every ceremony. Closed Captioning will be available for each ceremony. 

Live Captioning

  • To access live captioning, please visit, You may use your mobile device to access a live commencement stream with captions on the date and time of the event. 
  • If you are attending events in-person, you may obtain live-captioning instructions at ticketing entry points.   

First Aid Station

A first aid station for minor concerns will be located within the vicinity of the ceremony site. Please ask a commencement volunteer for directions. If you or someone around you appears to be having a medical emergency, please call 911.   

Cooling Station

In the event of inclement weather, a cooling station will be located (outside Bldg. 5). Please ask a commencement team member for directions.   

Animals at Commencement

Cal Poly Pomona welcomes service animals on campus, as long as they always remain harnessed and rest in the seating area of the individual with a disability. All service animals must stay in ticketed areas and may not block any aisle, hallway, etc. Service animals are working animals trained to perform tasks for the benefit of individuals with a disability such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, alerting and protecting people prone to seizures, or other tasks directly related to a disability.  Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the American with Disabilities Act.  Please leave pets at home for their safety and comfort as the commencement environment will have large crowds, heat, noise and confusion.  Please note California State Law prohibits leaving an animal inside a confined vehicle. 

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