2016 Commencement Information

Author: Ami Driscoll

Guest Access and Seating


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Prohibited Items inside Notre Dame Stadium

Items Prohibited at the Sunday morning University Commencement Ceremony include:

  • Air horns
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Backpacks
  • Balloons, beach balls, or frisbees
  • Containers of any type—glass bottles (perfume, drink bottles, etc.), cans or thermoses
  • Coolers, grocery bags, tote bags, or duffel bags
  • Drones: 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.
  • e-Cigarettes, matches, lighters, smoking, or tobacco
  • Explosives or fireworks
  • Food or beverage
  • Laser lights or pointers
  • Leatherman or similar tools
  • Mace or pepper spray
  • Metal objects
  • Portable seatbacks
  • Any object that can be used as a projectile
  • Purses or bags larger than 12”x12”x12”
  • Selfie Sticks, poles, or tripods
  • Sharp and/or pointed objects
  • Signs, banners, or posters
  • Spray containers, aerosols, or flammable liquids
  • Umbrellas
  • Unopened packages of any kind (i.e. graduation presents).
  • Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to guns, ammunition or knives (regardless of size)

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