Guidelines for University Ceremonies

May 10, 2024

As we prepare to celebrate the Class of 2024, we share academic regulations and guidelines for entry to Old Campus university ceremonies to inform your planning. We look forward to celebrating our graduates over a safe and joyous weekend.

Mortar boards may be decorated but not block view of others.

Academic regalia should not be entirely covered or obscured.

All bags must be clear and no larger than 12” x 12” x 12”. A bag check truck will available outside Phelps Gate.
The following are prohibited:

  • Signs or flags larger than 8.5” x 11”
  • Banners
  • Balloons/inflatables
  • Any objects larger than 12” x 12” x 12”
  • Laser pointers or similar items
  • Wireless speakers and sound amplification of any kind including bullhorns
  • Drones
  • Noisemakers and compressed air devises

Items not permitted will be confiscated. Graduates or guests may be asked to leave.