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Stanford University is committed to ensuring its facilities, programs and services are accessible to everyone. To request accommodations, please submit the Request for Disability-Related Accommodations form no later than May 24, 2024. For additional support or information, contact:

Diversity & Access Office
For fastest response, email:
Phone: (650) 725-0326

Accessibility FAQs

Cathy Haas signs "America The Beautiful" while the Stanford Chamber Chorale sings.


A variety of resources are available for guests with disabilities and/or those needing additional support/assistance during Commencement Weekend, such as:

Temporary Disability Parking Permit

Sign Language & Captioning Services

Assistive Listening Devices

Braille & Large Print Material

Disability parking sign


If you have a state-issued disability parking placard or plate, you may park in any of the following spaces on campus:

Designated blue disability parking

Service vehicle spaces (posted time limit may apply)

Commuter ("A" or "C") and residential permit spaces

Metered spaces (visitor spaces may require payment and will be posted)

Vehicles parked in the Oval with trees and main campus in background.

Temporary Disability Parking Permits

If you do not have a state-issued disability parking placard or plate, a temporary disability parking permit can be requested. Temporary disability parking permits issued by the Diversity & Access office are:

ONLY valid in designated lots for Commencement

NOT valid in any disabled parking spaces on campus

Students wearing cap and gowns, one walking with a guide dog.


Please note that the University restricts pets and emotional support animals from public spaces on campus, with the exception of service animals that are specifically trained to perform a service and/or task for an individual with a disability. Restricted areas include dining areas, athletic venues, performance spaces, etc. If you have questions, need additional information or to report a concern regarding accessibility for Commencement Weekend events, please contact the Diversity & Access Office at or 650-725-0326.

Photo of graduates clapping at Commencement Ceremony in Stanford Stadium with a graduate in wheel chair at the end of the row.

Student Requests

Students should contact the Diversity & Access Office directly for Commencement Weekend accommodations including:

Special Seating

Sign Language & Captioning Services

Assistive Listening Devices

Braille & Large Print Material

The Diversity & Access Office team is still working remotely. For fastest response, please email or call (650) 725-0326.