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Commencement Security Measures and Allowable Items

Continue to check for updated details regarding security information for the 2019 Commencement exercises. 

The gates will open at Williams Stadium and the Graduate Line-up Location (Osborne Stadium) at 6 a.m. All guests, including faculty and staff, should be prepared to go through security before entering both locations (see below for prohibited items). Please follow all instructions of security and event staff while going through security and within Williams Stadium.  

Prohibited Items

  • Aerosols to include silly string
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals other than service/ guide dogs
  • Backpacks
  • Bags exceeding size restrictions (see Clear Bag Policy)
  • Balloons
  • Bicycles
  • Coolers or containers
  • Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Glass, thermal, or metal containers
  • Hover boards/skateboards
  • Illegal drugs
  • Illegal weapons
  • Laser pointers
  • Packages
  • Selfie sticks
  • Structures
  • Supports for signs and placards
  • Toy guns
  • Umbrellas
  • Wrapped gifts
  • Any other item determined to be a potential hazard

Allowable Items

Note: All bags/containers will be searched

  • Binoculars
  • Cameras
  • Cellphones
  • Chairback stadium seats/seat cushions
  • Diaper Bags
  • Snacks
  • Strollers/wheelchairs/folding chairs

Flexible Clear Bag Policy

In an effort to enhance safety and expedite entrance to Williams Stadium, Liberty University has implemented a flexible clear bag policy.

Clear bags are strongly encouraged. If an attendee brings a bag that is not clear, it will be searched before being allowed in.

In addition, small handheld clutch purses no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” will be permitted. All guests should be prepared to go through security bag checks prior to entry into the Commencement  and Baccalaureate venues

Bag Checks

Note: All bags/containers will be searched

All guests should be prepared to go through security bag checks prior to entry to the Commencement and Baccalaureate venues.

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