Disability Information

Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle Entrance

If you would like to drop off guests with wheelchairs on campus, please enter campus through the Royal Street Entrance (formerly Entrance #4), located on Jefferson Blvd. at the Royal Street intersection.

Guests may be dropped off behind Leavey Library on West 34th Street (wheelchair loans are available at that location). Vehicles will then be directed to park at the Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD). Overflow parking will be directed to the Flower Street Parking Structure (formerly PS1) on the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard (enter the structure off of Flower Street).

Wheelchair Loans

There is a limited number of wheelchairs available for checkout, free of charge, behind Leavey Library on West 34th Street. 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 USC Marshall School of Business, the USC Rossier School of Education, the USC Gould School of Law, or the USC School of Social Work. Wheelchair seating is available at the main ceremony, with one companion seat. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

On-Campus Shuttles

To assist our guests with limited mobility, a shuttle service makes rounds at selected tram stops on campus. The heavy pedestrian foot traffic during Commencement makes it 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.

Please note: Due to liability restrictions, USC personnel driving electric carts on campus are not permitted to offer rides to any university guests.

For The Hearing Impaired

The USC Commencement ceremony is screened live on-site with closed captioning for the hearing impaired. A link for the livestream will also be available on USC’s homepage at usc.edu.

School Ceremonies

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