Traffic controls planned for CSUB commencement ceremonies

June 2, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

Morning traffic controls are planned for Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, in the vicinity of California State University, Bakersfield to accommodate traffic to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences' commencement ceremonies at the Amphitheatre, according to university police.

Traffic controls will be in effect from 6 to 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, CSUB Police Chief Claudia Neal said. Neal listed the following changes to normal traffic flow:

Guests and graduates are encouraged to use the parking lots on the south side of campus and walk to the amphitheater if they wish to avoid the large amount of traffic on the north side of campus.

Commencement exercises at the Icardo Center will be Friday, June 6: School of Education, noon; School of Business and Public Administration, 4 p.m.; and Saturday, June 7: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, noon.

Reserved seating at the commencement ceremonies is provided for guests who need a sign language interpreter. Designated seating for guests with disabilities are the wheelchair accessible risers and the concrete pads at the amphitheater. At the Icardo Center, an area is designated for people in wheelchairs and an area is reserved for those who need a sign language interpreter.

For up-to-date information, please contact the CSUB University Police Department at (661) 654-2111, or go to