Safety procedures will be in place for upcoming Commencement ceremonies at The University of Texas at Austin.
Backpacks, tote bags or any bags larger than 12 inches in any dimension will not be allowed into any of the Commencement venues. This applies to college, school and departmental ceremonies as well as the university-wide Commencement ceremony at the Tower. The current policy prohibiting coolers, picnic baskets, lawn chairs and large strollers also remains in effect.
In addition, all other bags, including purses, camera cases and diaper bags will be searched by security officers before visitors are permitted to enter the South, Main, East and West Malls for the University-wide ceremony. These smaller bags are also subject to search at the college, school and departmental ceremonies.
We strongly urge all attendees not to bring bags to any of the ceremonies unless they are absolutely necessary. Those visitors bringing the smaller bags should expect delays in order to enter the venue and those with the prohibited larger bags will be turned away. Please plan accordingly. Do not bring any packages that cannot be opened or inspected.
For additional information regarding security procedures for the University-wide Ceremony please see the following page: University-wide Ceremony Security.
For additional information regarding security procedures for the College/School Convocations please see the following page: College, School and Departmental Convocations Security.