INFORMATION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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:

MSU Auditorium
542 Auditorium Road
Spring Semester Only

Breslin Student Events Center
534 Birch Road
Fall and Spring Semesters

The Breslin Center is a barrier-free facility. Wheelchair accessible areas are at the Concourse level (the level at which you enter). Persons unable to climb stairs and wheelchair users may 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. Please arrive early so that accommodations may be met. 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 - Please contact Heather Bailey at hbailey@msu.edu or 517-884-4957 no later than Monday, November 20, 2017. 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 (at 8:45 a.m. for the morning ceremony and at 12:45 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony).

Barrier-free Parking is in the Breslin Center lot 63 East. Please enter from Shaw Lane. Parking in this area requires a valid State-issued disability plate/placard. The hanging disability placard permits prompter admittance. Please see Breslin Center diagram. If you do not have a State State-issued disability parking placard or plate, you may drop off guests with mobility challenges on the north side of the Breslin Center (Kalamazoo Street). We ask that you do this as quickly as possible. Please see Breslin Center diagram.

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

 

FALL 2017 PARKING MAP

 

SHUTTLE SERVICE MAP

Wharton Center
750 East Shaw Lane
Spring Semester Only