Disability Access at UCLA

For information regarding Disability Access at UCLA please visit www.accessweb.ucla.edu.

UCLA Commencement-specific Disability Resources 

If you are a graduating UCLA student and would like to inquire about the services available to you for Commencement, please contact the Center for Accessible Education (CAE) to discuss your needs and make your request.

In the absence of a ramp or permanent lift, the University has a portable wheelchair lift to assist students needing access to a stage for graduation. Please contact the CAE to learn more.


Accessible parking is available for disabled and elderly persons near most venues in many parking structures and lots. All vehicles must have a UCLA parking permit and, if parking in areas reserved for disabled or elderly persons either a DMV handicapped plate or placard or a UCLA Center for Accessible Education-issued identification card. Parking permits, which cost $12, are available through Transportation & Parking Services and the UCLA Central Ticket Office prior to Commencement Weekend and at Parking/Information Booths on the day of Commencement. The fee is $6 for those with any state issued handicapped plate or placard.

The Center for Accessible Education will begin distribution of Parking Identification cards in May. Please call (310) 825-1501, email emcclosk@saonet.ucla.edu or stop by the office at A-255 Murphy Hall.

Drop Off Spots

Drop-off spots may be much closer to many of the venues. Please see the chart below. Vehicles cannot park at drop-off spots longer than required to load or unload passengers. Please note: there are not drop-offs for Drake Stadium or the Los Angeles Tennis Center (LATC).

VenueDrop-OffParking Suggestions
Dickson PlazaFlagpole between Haines and
The Humanities Building
Portola Plaza or Structure 5
Franklin D. Murphy
Sculpture Garden
Macgowan Bus Turnaround

Structure 3

Dickson Court North

Access Road near Haines

Portola Plaza
Wilson PlazaNear entrance to Structure 4

Structure 4


Structure 7, south end (and use elevator)

Structure 7 or top level of Structure 8

(Lot A, behind Murphy Hall, serves as a back-up parking area in case Portola Plaza is full.) 


All Commencement venues are ADA Compliant and wheelchair seating is available at all Commencement venues.

Royce Hall has wheelchair seating in the rear of the auditorium.

Wheelchair seating is provided in the Dickson Courts along the inside aisles. Dickson Court South (close to Schoenberg) has four ramps, one at each corner. Dickson Court North (close to Perloff) has three wheelchair ramps; all corners except the one closet to the flagpole.

Wheelchair Rentals 

Due to the size of the campus and the possibility of attending numerous events, quests with mobility issues may want to consider using a wheelchair the weekend of commencement.

  • Horton & Converse, about a mile from campus, has wheelchairs available for rent: 11600 Wilshire Blvd. (at Federal Ave.), 310 478-0801 www.hortonandconverse.com
  • Pico Medical Rentals, a little bit further away, also has wheelchairs available for rent: 6035 W. Pico Blvd (near S. Crescent Heights), 323 936-4104 www.picomedical.com.


Sign language interpreters are available upon request for any Commencement ceremony. Please call the CAE if you will need a Sign Language Interpreter. Please make requests at least two weeks in advance.

Center for Accessible Education A-255 Murphy Hall 
(310) 825-1501 – general 
(310) 267-2004 – mobility assistance 
(310) 267-2005 – deaf and hard of hearing services 
(310) 825-9656 – fax