Clear Bag Policy

Clearbagad 2018

As a part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, aligning with the best practices at major entertainment and athletics venues, the University of Notre Dame will institute a Clear Bag Policy 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 Saturdays and select events, Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, and Compton Family Ice Arena.

  • The policy allows for only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12" X 6" X 12" in size. Clear bags may have a logo on one side so long as said logo does not exceed 4.5" X 3.4"
  • Small clutch bags with or without a handle or strap or wallets that do not exceed 4.5" X 6.5," or approximately the size of a hand, are allowable and do not need to be clear plastic.
  • One-gallon clear plastic zip bags (such as Ziploc or Hefty bags) are also allowable.
  • Exceptions will be made for approved medical bags or equipment, which will be inspected at designated gates.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to, purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, drawstring/cinch sack bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases, diaper bags, grocery bags, and bags larger than the permissible size. Items in such bags - including diapers, wipes and other supplies for babies and small children - should be placed in an approved clear bag.

Guests are encouraged to bring only necessary items into the venues, and all fans and their belongings are subject to inspection at the entrances. Express entry lanes for those entering without a bag will be available at all gates.

Bags that do not meet the policy will not be permitted to enter the venue. Disposal/relocation of non-permissible bags will be the responsibility of the owner. No bag check will be available.

Approved bags can be purchased at Hammes Notre Dame bookstore locations, Game Day merchandise kiosks or through various online outlets. Clear plastic bags meeting the 12" X 6" X 12" specifications from other venues or events are permissible.

Note: Bags of any style that are clear and do not exceed the size restriction are permissible (including clear fanny packs and clear backpacks).

As always, fans can carry personal items in their pockets or jackets, including keys, makeup, feminine products, combs, phones, wallets and credit cards. Please review additional Game Day Policies before joining us on campus!

Here are additional FAQs.

We appreciate everyone's cooperation and patience as we strive to ensure minimal disruption or delays. Personal property and privacy will be respected at all times.