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Commencement has been Postponed

We are saddened to share that the 2020 Cal State San Marcos commencement ceremony scheduled for May 15-16 will be postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Please see the first FAQ and/or visit to read the official announcement.

Stage Access

Graduates with mobility impairments should contact Disability Support Services by April 30 for assistance at the Commencement ceremonies. A platform lift will provide access to the stage for graduates with mobility impairments.

Parking and Seating

Graduates and guests with a handicap placard or a Special Accommodations pass displayed will be directed to park in ADA parking in Lot B.  There will be wheelchair accessible seating for a guest and one companion.  Please keep in mind that there will be no wheelchairs or motorized scooters available at the ceremonies for individual use.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Sign language interpreters will be present on stage at all Commencement ceremonies.


Please note for your guests, the venue entrance at the Mangrum Track & Field is a downhill ADA compliant ramp. Some guests may require assistance exiting the field.

The USU Ballroom will be available as an alternate viewing room for those who cannot tolerate the weather conditions on the Mangrum Track & Field.  Guests may be dropped off at Chavez Circle outside the USU.

All questions regarding accessibility should be addressed to Disability Support Services at (760) 750-4905 or by email at