Transportation & Security

Please review the below transportation and security details for special event accommodations.

Transportation and Parking

Parking will be extremely limited. We strongly recommend carpooling, ride-share, and use of public transportation. More detailed information about transportation and parking, including ADA access, will be available in May.


For the safety of all, security will be very tight. Please allow extra time to wait in line for security checks. All bags will be thoroughly searched. All graduates and guests will walk through a metal detector.

There are no on-site lockers, storage, or holding areas.

  • Bags or backpacks larger than 12" x 12" x 20"
  • Umbrellas and long pole objects, balloons and other floating items, or other items that block the view of other guests
  • Banners, signs, or placards
  • Voice-enhancement devices, such as bullhorns
  • Noisemakers, such as air horns, whistles, or drums
  • Coolers
  • Portable or folding chairs
  • Strollers: Please leave your stroller in the car. Space will be limited, and there is no stroller check-in. Strollers may not be left in aisles at any time. If you must bring a stroller, we suggest a small, collapsible, “umbrella” stroller that can be folded and placed under the chairs.
  • Tripods for cameras for All Campus Commencement (allowed for the college, Graduate Division, and professional school ceremonies)
  • Laser lights and laser pointers
  • Aerosols, Mace, or pepper spray
  • Sharp and/or pointed objects, scissors, or knitting needles
  • Leatherman or similar tools
  • Weapons
  • Plastic replica of weapons
  • Knives (regardless of size)
  • Fireworks
  • Explosives
  • Animals, including therapy animals, emotional support animals, or pets (service animals specifically trained to assist a person with a disability are welcome)

Volunteer Opportunities

For anyone interested in volunteering at the event, please complete this form. If you prefer to sign up by phone, please call Adam McKinney at (858) 534-5336.