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Special Needs

Accessible Passenger Drop Off is located on the south end of Lot #11.  The area is accessible from Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Boulevard. See the Commencement parking map. The site is at the top left corner of the map. (See also www.caltech.edu/maps for a variety of campus maps.)

Accessible Parking for persons with disabilities is located in Lot #12, near the southeast corner of Del Mar Blvd. and Michigan Avenue. The lot may be entered from Wilson Avenue as well as from Michigan Avenue. 

Transportation on campus is available from Campus Security. There will be an officer stationed at the Accessible passenger Drop Off area on commencement morning. The officer can call for an electric cart to transport a person to the commencement site.

Accessible Seating is located near the front right side of the Beckman Mall facing the stage (northeast corner). Limited seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Due to the size of the accessible seating area, only one person may accompany the individual with disabilities.

American Sign Language Interpreters will be signing at the commencement exercises.

Large-Type Programs are available at the Information Booth (tent), located at the far south end of Beckman Mall.

Assisted Listening Devices are available for from the Information Booth (tent), located at the far south end of the Beckman Mall.

Wheelchairs are available for use on the site only to transport people to/from their seats. These wheelchairs are kept in the First Aid Booth (tent), located at the far south end of the Beckman Mall.

If you require a wheelchair for use beyond the ceremony site, they are available from several rental companies in town including the following:

Home Medical Supplies
(626) 796-5979‎
Minimum 1 week rental is required $40

Cal Oaks Pharmacy
(626) 795-5956
Daily rental is $30/$35, $50/$60 per week