Safety & Conduct

Out of respect to all candidates and their families and guests, we ask that you remain in your seats until the conclusion of the ceremony.

Smoking, Alcohol, Weapons

Effective July 1, 2015, in order to promote the health of faculty, staff and students, the university is prohibiting smoking and the use of all tobacco and nicotine-based products, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, electronic devices and more.

Alcohol, drugs or weapons are not allowed on campus or in the Green Music Center.



Only service animals are permitted at commencement and they need to be clearly ideentified. No other animals are permitted.

There is a zero-tolerance policy at Commencement for alcohol and drugs. Guests determined to be impaired will be removed from Commencement.


First Aid

An emergency first aid station and ambulance will be set up on the Upper Lawn of the Green Music Center by the restrooms. See the Maps page for the exact location.