Des Moines University's 119th
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Tickets are not issued for this event. Graduates may invite as many guests as they please.
City parking garages are located throughout downtown with convenient skywalk access to the Iowa Events Center. Payment for city garages is collected each time you enter the garage. The City of Des Moines has a downtown parking signage system to give up to the minute details on where parking is available in the garages. Cost varies depending on the garage.
ADA accessible parking is available at the Iowa Events Center/Hy-Vee Hall by entering the lot south of Crocker Street, next to the Convention Center (formerly Veterans Auditorium). You will also find ADA accessible parking on the third level of the Fifth Avenue and Keo Way parking ramp. Hy-Vee Hall does not provide wheelchairs so please provide your own for family members who need assistance.
Maps of the downtown area are accessible at www.catchdesmoines.com.
Children are welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony. DMU provides a supervised play area for children so they will have access to toys, colors and coloring books and videos. Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult relative at all times.
Hy-Vee Hall is fully accessible for individuals with special needs. Guests with limited mobility are advised to bring a wheelchair - wheelchairs are not provided by DMU or Hy-Vee Hall.
Seating Requests: For special seating requests for guests with sight or hearing challenges, please contact the Office of Student Life by emailing StudentLife@dmu.edu.
A drop-off location for guests with limited mobility will be on 3rd Street, in between Crocker and Center Streets. This will allow the passenger side door to open to the Hy-Vee Hall entrance.
Parking: Guests with Handicap Parking Permits are advised to park in the small lot in front of Iowa Events Center (surface lot directly north of the Convention Center (formerly Veterans Auditorium). Parking charges ($8) must be paid in cash.