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Security precautions for graduates

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.

Graduates should arrive on campus by 10:30 a.m. and report to the assembly sites in cap and gown no later than 11:15 a.m. You will not be able to join the class processional lines after the class has left the assembly sites.

Read more instructions for Commencement Day

Prohibited items:

  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Backpacks
  • Large handbags
  • Noisemaking devices
  • Mace, pepper spray, aerosol cans or similar substances
  • Banners or signs
  • 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

Permitted items:

  • Cameras
  • Video recorders
  • Binoculars
  • Seat Cushions
  • Small handbags (14" x 14" x 4" or smaller)
  • Food and clear water bottles
  • Pagers
  • Cell phones
  • Umbrellas (permitted, but use during the ceremony is discouraged)

Spring Commencement 2020