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Parking and Seating

 

General Parking and Seating Information

For security purposes, all commencement attendees are asked to limit the handbags, camera bags and tote bags they bring with them to only those that are absolutely necessary. All articles brought into the facility will be subject to search, and this may delay attendees from entering the coliseum.


Resources:

Commencement Parking Map

Strahan Coliseum Interior Map


Parking

Strahan Coliseum is located at the corner of Aquarena Springs and Charles Austin drives. Parking is available at the Strahan Coliseum lot east of Charles Austin Drive and the Bobcat Stadium parking lot.

For the safety and convenience of our guests, the University Police Department (UPD) coordinates and supervises parking and traffic flow. Guests may encounter lane closures and/or re-directed traffic as the UPD deems necessary.

Tune to KTSW-FM 89.9 on the day of commencement for up-to-date information on parking, traffic, and other general commencement information.

Since parking lots off campus may be private, guests are asked to observe all signs to avoid having their vehicles towed.
 

Shuttle Buses

The Shuttle is the fastest way to travel to the Coliseum. Shuttles will be available to transport guests from the lot indicated on the Commencement Parking Guide. Shuttles will drop off at the Texas State marquee sign in front of Strahan Coliseum.

When planning your arrival, please allow time for the shuttle to make its route. Depending on traffic, this could be as long as fifteen minutes.

All shuttle buses are 100% ADA accessible.
 

Seating

Tickets are not required for commencement, so guest seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited, therefore it is recommended that guests arrive early.

Out of consideration for others, please reserve only one seat per person already present. Representatives from the UPD will be on hand to enforce this seating policy.

Please refer to the map of Strahan Coliseum for a general idea of the candidate seating location of a particular academic college during each ceremony. Texas State University reserves the right to alter the candidate seating arrangement as needed prior to the start of the ceremony.

 

Stroller Check-In

Please be aware that seating areas cannot accommodate large strollers.  If a stroller is required, it is recommended that you use a lightweight model that can be folded up and stored at your seat.

A Stroller Check-In is available for all large or full-size models. Wheelchairs, walkers, and other equipment of this nature can also be checked in.  The location of this check-in can be found on this map.


Disabled Parking and Seating Information

 

Parking

The guarded lot off of Charles Austin Drive (east of Strahan Coliseum; west of Riverside Apartments) is available for disabled parking. There is also disabled parking in the stadium lots to the east (across Charles Austin Drive). Please click here for a more detailed map of this area.

Signs are posted at these lots to indicate available disabled parking. For the safety and convenience of our guests, the UPD coordinates and supervises parking and traffic flow. Guests may encounter lane closures and/or redirected traffic as the UPD deems such traffic controls are necessary.

Tune to KTSW-FM 89.9 on the day of commencement for up-to-date information on parking, traffic, and other general commencement information.

 

Shuttle Buses

Shuttles will be available to transport guests from the lots indicated on the Commencement Parking Guide. Shuttles will drop off at the Texas State marquee sign in front of Strahan Coliseum.

When planning your arrival, please allow time for the shuttle to make its route. Depending on traffic, this could be as long as fifteen minutes.

All shuttle buses are 100% ADA accessible.

 

Seating

Strahan Coliseum has disabled seating areas in sections C, F, H and K. The map of Strahan Coliseum shows these sections. Seats for the family and friends of students sitting in those areas are available adjacent to those sections.

One person may accompany the disabled guest in the disabled seating area. Seating for additional family and friends of guests sitting in those areas are available adjacent to those sections.

Attendees are advised to arrive one hour prior to the start of the ceremony because of the large number of people attending commencement. Please contact Texas State's Office of Disability Services for more information.