TXST is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities.

Graduates with Disabilities

Graduates with disabilities are asked to identify their need in the graduation application and contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to commencement.

Arrival and Re-entry

It is recommended that graduates and guests with limited mobility plan to arrive 1–1.5 hours prior to the ceremony start time.

At the end of the ceremony, graduates and guests will exit the University Events Center. Re-entry will only be allowed for those with limited mobility through entrances 2 and 3.


Limited Mobility Parking

Limited mobility parking (Lot C) near Entrance 1 is available to graduates and guests who have limited mobility and have a disabled license plate, a disabled placard, or can show a disability-related need.

Golf Carts

Golf carts are available in Lot C to take individuals from their vehicle to entrance 1 of the University Events Center.


For the safety and convenience of our guests, the University Police Department (UPD) coordinates and supervises parking and traffic flow.

Shuttle Services

Please allow 15 minutes for the shuttle to make its designated route when planning your arrival.

  • Shuttles will be available to transport graduates and guests from Lots A and B and drop off in front of the University Events Center
  • Shuttles will only pick up and drop off at designated stops
  • Buses will available beginning 1.5 hours prior to the start of the ceremony
  • Last bus leaves 1.5 hours after the end of the ceremony
  • All shuttle buses are 100% ADA accessible


Please identify that you require accessible seating to staff at the entrance.

Each guest with a disability will be allowed to have one accompanying person sit with them in the accessible seating area.

Guests with disabilities who wish to sit in another section closest to their graduate may do so, however, seating cannot be guaranteed in any specific section.

Sections with accessible seating

Accessible seating areas available in sections 106, 107, 115, 116, 201, 202, and 203.

Access for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Interpreting and captioning services are provided for all commencement ceremonies.

Assistive Listening Devices

We can provide individuals with an assistive listening device (ALD) upon request. Should a person need an ALD, please request the device from staff in the concourse near seating section 106 upon arriving.

Request Additional Accommodations

Guests who need other accommodations not specifically addressed above should contact the Office of Disability Services.