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Parking, Transportation & Additional Accommodations

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Temporary Disability Parking Permits

If you do not have a state-issued disability parking permit, you can request a temporary disability parking permit issued by the Diversity & Access Office. The temporary disability parking permit will only be valid in specially designated lots for the Baccalaureate celebration and the main Commencement ceremony.

Please note: Temporary disability parking permits issued by the Diversity & Access Office are NOT valid in any disabled parking spaces on campus. Permits must be requested by May 27, 2016.

Wheelchair Rentals

The University does not have wheelchairs to rent or loan during Commencement Weekend. Additionally, there will not be any golf cart transportation services provided between or after the main Commencement ceremony and Diploma Ceremonies. We recommend that groups make arrangements to rent a wheelchair as needed from a local vendor or move their cars and park closer to the Diploma Ceremony site.

For Baccalaureate and the President’s Reception, there will be a golf cart shuttle service. For more information regarding shuttle services, please visit the Event Details: Disability Access Information webpage.

Contact the following local vendors for wheelchair rental information:

Bischoff's Medical & Mobility
(408) 286-6651
San Jose, CA

Bay City Medical Supplies 
Burlingame Store: (650) 347-6606
Redwood City Store: (650) 367-6900

American Medical & Equipment Supply, Inc. (weekly rentals)
(408) 559-5800
San Jose, CA

Hometown Medical Supplies (weekly rentals)
(408) 279-3955
San Jose, CA

Bradford Medical Supply
(408) 430-2677
Sunnyvale, CA

(408) 295-1309
San Jose, CA

Supplies are limited, so reservations should be made as early as possible.

Wheelchair Accessible Hotels

For a list of wheelchair accessible hotels, please visit the Diversity & Access Resources Page. Please contact hotels directly for current pricing.

Sign Language & CART Services

Sign language and oral interpreting services for the deaf and the hearing impaired are available upon request for most Commencement Weekend events. If you require an interpreter for any Commencement Weekend events, please complete a Special Needs Request Form.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices (FM system) are available at Baccalaureate (pick up at Information Table in front of Memorial Church) and at the main Commencement ceremony at the Stadium (pick up at the Information Table near Gate 2). Photo ID required.

Please note: These devices will only work at designated locations. If you require amplified sound for other Commencement Weekend events, please complete a Special Needs Request Form.

Braille and Large Print Material

Most printed materials for Commencement Weekend events can be made available in braille or large print. If you require these modifications, please complete a Special Needs Request Form.