Graduating students participating in the ceremonies with a disability that will not allow them to navigate stairs properly should contact the Commencement Office at 509-335-6674 or commencement@wsu.edu for special assembly instructions.

General university commencement guests who have a disability or have difficulty walking, will find easier access if they enter the Beasley Coliseum through the North entrance off Orchard Drive where there is some handicap parking and a drop off area. This will place the guest on the concourse level at sections 30-31-32. Handicap parking is available in the gray lot between the Coliseum and the Student Rec Center (map).

Limited seating is set aside in the first three rows of seating from the concourse level. To provide adequate seating for all attending, we ask those who utilize this area to limit the number of family and friends that sit with them to 3 individuals. See map for each ceremony.

8am Seating Map         11:30am Seating Map         3pm Seating Map 

The coliseum does have wheelchair access seating available but will not have wheelchairs available. Wheelchairs, walkers and other aids that will not be in use during the ceremony, should be labeled with personal identification and will be placed in a storage area near your seats. This is required by law for emergency purposes. Ask a commencement usher for assistance.

Reasonable Accommodation: All ceremonies will use real time captioning on a large screen behind the stage and on all four sides of the center jumbotran scoreboard.

Disability Permits: Temporary disability permits are available with your state-issued Disability ID card through the WSU Visitor Center (509) 335-INFO (4636) or Parking and Transportation Services (509) 335-PARK (7275).

http://transportation.wsu.edu/Commencement.html