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Commencement Security Measures and Allowable Items

The Commencement 2020 security information will be updated throughout the coming months, so please continue checking for updated information on this page.

All guests, including faculty and staff, should be prepared to go through security before entering Williams Stadium. Liberty adheres to a clear bag policy, and certain items are prohibited. See below for an explanation of our clear bag policy and a full list of prohibited items at Commencement.

When entering security checkpoints, please follow all instructions of security and event staff.

Visit our Security FAQ page for more details

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

Clear Bag Policy

In an effort to enhance safety and expedite entrance to Williams Stadium, Liberty University has implemented a clear bag policy. Clear bags are required. Only clear tote bags that do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”, or one-gallon plastic freezer bags, will be allowed inside Williams Stadium. 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.