All Fall Semester ceremonies are held at the Breslin Student Events Center.  For spring semester ceremonies, please visit the Schedule page for ceremony locations. 

Facilities, Seating, Parking and Shuttle Bus Service, and other services:

Breslin Student Events Center
517-432-1989
534 Birch Road
Fall and Spring Semesters

Barrier-free Parking is located in Breslin Center lot 63 East. Enter this lot from Shaw Lane. Parking in this area requires a valid State-issued disability placard and is first-come, first-served. The hanging disability placard permits prompter admittance. Please see Breslin Center diagram.
If you do not have a State-issued disability parking placard, you may drop off guests with limited mobility on the north side of the Breslin Center (Kalamazoo Street).
The Breslin Center is a barrier-free facility. Wheelchair accessible areas (platforms) are on the Concourse level (the level at which you enter). Persons unable to climb stairs and wheelchair users should be seated in these areas. We ask that one individual in your party be seated with the person requiring wheelchair accessible seating. In order to accommodate all who require seating in the wheelchair accessible areas, we ask that all other members in your party be seated in the general seating areas. Seating in these platforms is first-come, first-seated. Please arrive early so that accommodations may be met. If you require assistance locating the platforms, the Breslin Center Ushers will direct you to these areas.

There are a very limited number of wheelchairs available. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Guest Services; Hall of History (southeast) entrance, Concourse level. You must leave a valid driver’s license (or other valid picture id) to use a wheelchair. Wheelchairs are for transportation only—from the parking lot into the facility and to the seating areas. Please do not use wheelchairs for seating. Once you have transported your guest to seating, please return the wheelchair to Guest Services for others to use. Following the ceremony, you may use the wheelchair again. You must leave your driver’s license again and return the wheelchair to Guest Services after use.

Assistive Listening Devices (Phonic Ear headsets and receivers) are available at Guest Services, Hall of History (southeast) entrance, Concourse level. You must leave a valid driver’s license or valid picture id to use the headsets. The Loop System is available in permanent seating areas.

Open captioning is available for the deaf or hard of hearing.

Sign Language Interpreters (By request only) - Please contact Heather Bailey at hbailey@msu.edu or 517-884-4957 no later than Monday, November 12, 2018. Please provide your name, mailing address, the number of guests in your party, and contact information. Reserved seating tickets will be mailed. Please be aware that we may need to limit the number of tickets in order to accommodate all guest requests.

Early arrival is strongly suggested for those who have special accommodation needs and who are seeking barrier-free parking. The DOORS OPEN 1 hour 15 minutes early.

For disability accommodation questions, please contact the Breslin Center at:  517-432-1989.

The Commencement Shuttle Service is strongly recommended. The buses are accessible.

BRESLIN PARKING MAP

SHUTTLE SERVICE MAP


MSU Auditorium
542 Auditorium Road
Spring Semester Only

A ramped entrance is located at the southwest corner of the building. Seating without steps on the main floor is limited. In order to accommodate the high volume of requests, we ask that the person with mobility challenges and one other guest be seated in this area, and that the remainder of your party is seated in the general seating areas. To reserve seating for persons with mobility challenges or other disability requests such as seating in front of the open captioning, please contact Matthew Kribs, Monday, April 30–Wednesday, May 2, at KribsMat@msu.edu (preferred) or 517-884-3199.

Please consider the Auditorium Commencement Shuttle Bus Service on Saturday, as buses are accessible. Patrons are dropped off in the loop in front of the Auditorium. Please see Campus Map.

Wheelchairs are not available at the MSU Auditorium. Please be sure that your wheelchair or walker is clearly marked for identification when transferring individuals from a wheelchair to theatre seating.

Real-time captioning will be available. For students and guests who require an interpreter for the deaf, please contact Heather Bailey at hbailey@msu.edu or 517-353-3993 by Monday, April 2, 2018. To reserve seating for those requiring an interpreter, please contact Matthew Kribs, from Monday, April 30–Wednesday, May 2, at KribsMat@msu.edu or 517-884-3199.

Parking for persons with disabilities is limited. There is a drive at the front of the Auditorium. If you need to drop off someone with limited mobility, please use this front drive and do so as quickly as possible.


Wharton Center
750 East Shaw Lane
Spring Semester Only

Please park in the Wharton Center ramp (Ramp 4). See Campus Map. Barrier free parking is at each level. The elevator stops at each level. The entrance to Wharton Center is at level two.

Wharton Center is a barrier-free facility. However, wheelchair platforms and seating without steps is limited. In order to accommodate the high volume of requests, we ask that the person with mobility challenges and one other guest be seated in these areas, and that the remainder of your party is seated in general seating. To reserve seating for persons with mobility challenges or other disability requests such as seating in front of the open captioning, please contact Nina Silbergleit, Monday, April 30–Wednesday, May 2, at silbergl@msu.edu (preferred) or 517-884-3119.

Wheelchairs are not available at the Wharton Center. Please be sure that your wheelchair or walker is clearly marked for identification when transferring individuals from a wheelchair to theatre seating.

Real-time captioning will be available. For students and guests who require an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired, please contact Heather Bailey at hbailey@msu.edu or 517-353-3993 by Monday, April 2, 2018. To reserve seating for those requiring an interpreter, please contact Nina Silbergleit, from Monday,

April 30–Wednesday, May 2, at silbergl@msu.edu or 517-884-3119.