University of Southern California

Disability Information

Wheelchair Drop Off

If you would like to drop off guests with wheelchairs on campus, please enter campus through Gate #4, located on Jefferson Blvd. at the Royal Street intersection, and drop off behind Leavey Library on West 34th Street. Vehicles will then be directed to park at PSD. Overflow parking will be directed to PS1 on the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard (enter the structure off of Flower Street).


There are a limited number of wheelchairs available for checkout, free of charge behind Leavey Library on West 34th Street for those in need of this service. Checkout begins at 6:00 a.m., and all wheelchairs must be returned by 5:00 p.m. Please keep this time in mind if you are planning on attending the afternoon and evening ceremonies for the Marshall School of Business, the Rossier School of Education, the Gould School of Law, or the School of Social Work.

Satellite Ceremonies

If you require disability services for a satellite ceremony, please contact the school coordinator for your student’s ceremony to make the appropriate arrangements.

Wheelchair Seating

At the main ceremony, there is a seating section reserved for guests with wheelchairs. Because space is limited, we can only allow one escort per disabled guest. This area, like all commencement guest seating, is first come, first served.

On-Campus Transportation

For our guests with disabilities, we offer a shuttle service stopping at selected tram stops on campus. Because of the difficulties in navigating vehicles around 65,000 people on campus, it can be difficult to guarantee that a tram will make a given stop at a given time; the trams will instead make a loose, untimed, repeated round of all stops. It is recommended that you bring or check out a wheelchair if you have a member of your party that may have difficulty walking.

Unfortunately, due to liability restrictions, students or staff driving electric carts on campus are not allowed to offer rides to any university guests.