Security Precautions

Ohio Stadium opens at 10:00 AM commencement morning. No tickets are required. The following Stadium seats will be open to the public: Gates 7, 9, 11, 15, and 23 on the West side; Gates 8, 12, 14, 16, and 18 on the East side. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prohibited Items:

  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Backpacks
  • Large handbags
  • Metal folding seat cushions
  • Seats that clamp onto bleachers
  • Noisemaking devices
  • Mace, pepper spray, aerosol cans or similar substances
  • Signs, banners, sticks or poles
  • Weapons or items that mimic weapons including, but not limited to: lighters, matches, firearms (including CCW permit holders), fireworks, pocket knives, knives, spiked bracelets, brass knuckles, martial arts weapons, stun guns, squirt guns, super soakers, rope and chains
  • Any item deemed dangerous or inappropriate
  • Wrapped gifts or packages

Neither graduates nor guests may bring any of these items into Ohio Stadium or the class assembly sites.

Guests should expect a visual inspection of person, bags, and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Permitted Items:

  • Food and clear water bottles
  • Cameras
  • Video recorders
  • Binoculars
  • Small handbags (14" x 14" x 4" or smaller)
  • Pagers
  • Cell phones
  • Seat cushions
  • "Umbrella"-type strollers that can be stowed under your seat. Stroller storage is not available inside the stadium.
  • Clothes for weather conditions
  • Umbrellas (permitted, but use during ceremony is discouraged)

All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.