Game Day Policies

Football Saturdays at Notre Dame are an enjoyable experience and the University strives to ensure all areas on campus are safe during your visit. We encourage you to review Notre Dame's Clear Bag Policy while planning your trip to campus! The clear bag policy is effective September 1, 2018 for all reserve-ticketed events at Notre Dame Stadium, including Corbett Family Hall, O'Neill Hall, and Duncan Student Center during home game weekends, Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, and the Compton Family Ice Arena.

Please Note: The University prohibits any use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or Drones, on campus. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits the operation of any UAS within a 5 mile radius of an airport. Given the University’s proximity to the South Bend International Airport (SBN), any use of UAS on campus is strictly prohibited.

Selling of items is NOT permitted on campus or in parking lots.

Prohibited Items

When planning your visit, please note the following are NOT permitted inside Notre Dame Stadium, Duncan Student Center, Corbett Family Hall, or O'Neill Hall during home game weekends and select events:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Artificial noise makers
  • Bags, includes, but not limited to, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, drawstring/cinch sack bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases, diaper bags, and bags larger than the Clear Bag permissible size. (See Clear Bag Policy
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • Fireworks or Explosives
  • Food or Beverage
  • GoPro or Selfie Sticks
  • Large containers 
  • Laser or Pen Pointers
  • Opened bottles of any kind or other drinking containers
  • Signs or banners
  • Smoking, tobacco, or e-cigarettes (St. Joseph County ordinance)
  • Stadium chairs or seat backs (Unless medical reason with documentation)
  • Strollers
  • The throwing of any object at any time
  • Any other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate

Safety and security rules will be strictly enforced and violators may be removed for failing to comply. Future ticket privileges may be revoked.

Also, please note alcohol and tailgating are not permitted on the central part of campus. 

Permitted Items

When planning your visit, please note the following are permitted inside Notre Dame Stadium, Duncan Student Center, Corbett Family Hall, or O'Neill Hall during home game weekends and select events:

  • Binoculars
  • Blankets
  • Cameras and limited use of camcorders (without cases, must adhere to Clear Bag Policy)
  • Cell phones and pagers
  • Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC Bag that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" with logo on one side only to not exceed 4" x 3.4"
  • Clutch bag, with or without handle or strap or wallet not to exceed 4.5" x 6.5"
  • Medical bags or equipment (at designated gates)
  • One-Gallon clear plastic zip bags (suck as Ziploc or Hefty)
  • Pumps for nursing mothers (at designated gates)
  • Radios
  • Rain Apparel
  • Seat Cushions 16" x 16"
  • Umbrellas
  • Unopened, sealed water bottles

Please Note: Cameras, camcorders, cell phones, radios, and umbrellas are allowed as long as they do not compromise the view or experience of others. 

Permitted items above, including diapers, wipes, and other supplies for babies and small children, should be placed in an approved clear bag.

All items are subject to inspection upon entry to Notre Dame Stadium, Duncan Student Center, Corbett Family Hall, and O'Neill Hall on Game Days.

Clear Bags are available at Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and other retailers.