Traffic controls planned for CSUB commencement ceremoniesJune 2, 2008
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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:
- Stockdale Highway eastbound and westbound will remain open to through traffic.
- Kroll Way, entering campus, will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the Friday and Saturday morning ceremonies.
- Don Hart Drive West will be open to traffic Friday and Saturday morning until the commencement processionals starts (about 7:15 a.m.), then closed for the remainder of the ceremonies (about 10:30 a.m.). Vehicles attempting to use the Don Hart Drive West entrance to campus will be directed eastbound on Stockdale Highway to Don Hart Drive East.
- Don Hart Drive East will be open to traffic.
- During Friday and Saturday morning commencements, Parking Lot D, immediately north of the Walter Stiern Library, is reserved for disabled parking. The drop-off point for people with mobility disabilities is the sidewalk at the turnout on Don Hart Drive (the east-west road connecting Don Hart Drive West and Don Hart Drive East). Don Hart Drive will be closed to through traffic to facilitate disabled pickup. Signs will be set up to help direct traffic to the drop-off points.
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.
- Motorists should enter the campus from the south entrance at Roadrunner Drive off Camino Media, and follow the event-parking signs. A designated area for those needing disabled parking is at the north side of Lot I.
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 www.csub.edu.