Santa Clara University

2015 Commencement

Disability Accommodation

Disability Parking

June 10, 2016
Attendees may park in any blue disability space located throughout campus, especially in the Leavey Center Parking Lot, Main Parking Structure, and North Campus Garage. Please display your state issued disability placard when parking in these spaces. 

June 11, 2016
For disabled parking, please use the main University entrance on Palm Drive off El Camino Real. Move to the left lane to access the disability parking area within the Main Parking Structure. Be sure to have your state issued blue placard or SCU issued blue permit displayed. 

Mobility Resources

Shuttle Service

Golf cart transportation is available on a first come, first served basis to guests with mobility needs. Golf carts will be marked with blue flags. Service starts at 3:30 p.m. on June 10th and at 6:30 a.m. on June 11th, primarily servicing the campus parking lots and structures. This is a limited service and we ask that individuals not requiring extra assistance please respect the needs of those that do.

Shuttle service will also be available following the Commencement Liturgy to transport those needing assistance to the President's Undergraduate Reception on June 10th. The buses will be accessible from the Leavey Center Parking Lot immediately following the conclusion of the liturgy.


The University does not carry wheelchairs or any other mobility devices to loan or rent for Commencement exercises. If interested in rentals, please contact a local supplier to make arrangements:

AAYS Rents & Sells Inc. Bischoff's Medical & Mobility
598 E. Santa Clara St, Suite 100 225 N. Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95112 San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 295-1309 Phone: (408) 286-6651 Toll Free: (877) 286-6651


Leavey Center

An accessible entrance is located at the Northeast corner of Leavey, closest to Locatelli Center. Wheelchair seating areas are located on the Northwest corner and East end of the main concourse. Seating is limited to one companion per seat and is available on a first come, first served basis.

Stevens Stadium - Buck Shaw Field 

An accessible entrance is located at the North gate and is in close proximity to disability parking in the Main Parking Structure. One wheelchair seating area is located on the field and others are located throughout the first level of bleacher seating. All wheelchair seating is limited to one companion per seat and is available on a first come, first served basis.

Other Resources

  • For those with assisted listening devices, the ceremony will be broadcast on frequency 72.1 (Channel A or Channel 1).
  • Closed captioning will be available at the Commencement Liturgy and both Commencement ceremonies.
  • Alternate seating with live streaming for Undergraduate Commencement is located in Locatelli Center. 
  • A live webcast will stream on the Commencement home page the day of event.

Contact Us

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please call the Commencement Office at (408) 554-2326 or (408) 554-5445 (TTY) starting April 1, 2016 through May 19, 2016.


Commencement Office | Walsh Administration Building, Lower Level
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
1-408-554-2326 |