Security Precautions

Graduates should arrive on campus by 10:30 AM and report to the assembly sites in French Field House and RPAC in cap and gown.

The following colleges should report to French Field House (use the south entrance off Woody Hayes Drive or the north entrance off Lane Avenue): To be determined

The following colleges should report to the line-up areas in the RPAC (use the main entrance off the plaza): To be determined

Graduates should be sure to be in the appropriate place in line no later than 11:15 AM. You will not be able to join the class processional lines after the class has left the assembly sites.

Only graduates and college personnel are permitted in French Field House or RPAC. Guests should proceed directly to Ohio Stadium.

Prohibited Items:

  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Backpacks
  • Large handbags
  • Noisemaking devices
  • Mace, pepper spray, aerosol cans or similar substances
  • Banners or Signs
  • 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

Permitted Items:

  • Cameras
  • Video recorders
  • Binoculars
  • Seat cushions
  • Small handbags (14" x 14" x 4" or smaller)
    Food and clear water bottles
    Cell phones
    Umbrellas (permitted, but use during the ceremony is discouraged)

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