December 15, 2019
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Security precautions for family and guests

To ensure the safety of all graduates and their guests, heightened security measures will be in effect throughout commencement ceremonies and events. We thank you for your cooperation with these important precautions.

The Schottenstein Center opens at 12:00 PM on commencement day. Tickets are required for guests. Please visit our Tickets page for details. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Continuing Security Measure
Anyone entering the Schottenstein Center must do so through walk-through magnetometers (metal detectors), Guests will not be required to remove shoes or belts but will be asked to take metal objects (mobile devices, keys) out of their pockets. For more information about the screen process, please click here.

Prohibited items

  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Backpacks
  • Large handbags
  • Noisemaking devices
  • Mace, pepper spray, aerosol cans or similar substances
  • Signs, banners, sticks or poles
  • Weapons or items that mimic weapons including, but not limited to: lighters, matches, firearms (including Concealed Carry Weapon permit holders), fireworks, pocket knives, knives, spiked bracelets, brass knuckles, martial arts weapons, stun guns, squirt guns, super soakers, rope and chains
  • Any item deemed dangerous or inappropriate
  • Wrapped gifts or packages

Guests should expect a visual inspection of person, bags and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Permitted items

  • Cameras
  • Video recorders
  • Binoculars
  • Small handbags (14" x 14" x 4" or smaller)
  • Pagers
  • Cell phones
The Ohio State University

Autumn Commencement

December 15, 2019
Schottenstein Center