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Baccalaureate Celebration

The Baccalaureate celebration will be held at the Main Quadrangle on Saturday, June 13 at 9:30 AM. Seating is outside and will be in the direct sunlight, and limited shade is available.

Parking: The Oval, located at the end of Palm Drive is reserved exclusively for disabled parking. Guests displaying any state-issued or temporary disability parking permit may park in the Oval. Individuals with mobility limitations can be dropped off at the top of Oval (near Serra Mall).

Accessible Entrance: The Main Quad is accessible via a ramp located to the right of the stairs at the front entrance on Serra Mall. Additional entrances are also accessible via Lasuen Mall and Lomita Mall.

Mobility Assistance: A golf cart shuttle service will be available from Serra Mall, at the top of the Oval, beginning at 8:30 AM for those needing assistance into the Main Quadrangle. Golf carts provide return service to the top of the Oval immediately following Baccalaureate.

Seating: Wheelchair seating will be reserved in a variety of locations. Additional seats will be reserved next to wheelchair seating so families can sit together. Limited seating in the shade is available. For further information, please inquire with the Diversity & Access Office.

President's Reception

The President's Reception will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 3:00-5:00 PM in the gardens of the Lou Henry Hoover House.

Parking: There is no parking at the Hoover House. Accessible shuttle service between the campus and the Hoover House will be available. Shuttles leave Tresidder Memorial Union for the President's Reception every 10 minutes between 2:45-4:30 PM. Shuttles leave the President's Reception and return to Tresidder every 10 minutes between 4:00-5:20 PM.

Accessible Entrance: The President's Reception is located in the gardens of the Hoover House. The garden is located at the rear of the Hoover House and is a grassy, slightly sloped terrain. A golf cart shuttle service is provided to access the front (accessible) entrance of the Hoover House for a limited tour.

Mobility Assistance: Once at the Hoover House, golf cart assistance is available for various activities, including viewing several rooms within the house and meeting President John L. Hennessy and Mrs. Andrea Hennessy.

Seating: There is limited seating at the Reception.

Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement ceremony will be held at Stanford Stadium, an outdoor venue, on Sunday, June 14 at 9:30 AM. Seating will be in the direct sunlight, and no shade is provided. Umbrellas will not be allowed.

Parking: The Sunken Diamond Parking Lot (Lot 1), located via Galvez Street to Nelson Road will be reserved for guests displaying any state-issued or temporary disability parking permit. Individuals with mobility limitations can be dropped off outside Gate 2 where folding chairs and a wheelchair shuttle service will be available.

Accessible Entrance: All gate entrances to the Stadium are accessible via the tunnels to the concourse level and lower bowl sections. An elevator is located once inside Gate 3 to access the upper bowl sections.

Mobility Assistance: A limited number of ushers with wheelchairs will be available at Gate 2 of the Stadium to assist in escorting people inside the Stadium. The ushers will drop the guest off near the disability seating and return at the end of the ceremony.

Seating: Wheelchair seating is located at the Concourse level (via the tunnels) and is limited to one companion per seat. A Mobility Section, located in Row W and X in the lower section, is available for individuals who can only climb limited stairs or who cannot sit in the sun. All seating is first come, first served.

Diploma Ceremonies

Diploma Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, June 14 typically beginning at 12:30 PM. Diploma Ceremonies are held at a variety of wheelchair-accessible venues throughout campus. For individuals with mobility limitations, driving from the main Commencement ceremony to a Diploma Ceremony is recommended. Please contact your graduate's major department or school for more information about accessibility and parking at those sites.

Please note: There is no transportation service provided from the Stanford Stadium to the Diploma Ceremonies.