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Prohibited Items

Below are important safety and security protocols for UNF commencement ceremonies.

All graduates, faculty, staff, vendors, and guests will be screened by metal detectors. To help ensure an expedited entry process, we ask guests to NOT carry bags with them, unless they are medically or otherwise necessary. Bags will be subject to search upon entry into the UNF Arena. It is recommended that all guests arrive early- doors will close ten minutes prior to the ceremony start time.

The following is a list of items that are prohibited:

  • Any firearms, edged weapons including pocket knives, replicas and key chain pepper spray
  • Smoking, vaping or tobacco use
  • Pets unless clearly marked service animals
  • Bull horns or artificial noisemakers
  • Drones
  • Laser pointers or light pointers
  • Unapproved pamphlets, handouts or advertisements
  • Skateboards, roller blades, roller shoes, etc.
  • Backpacks and bags, including large camera bags (See below for bag exceptions) 

The following is a list of items that are permitted:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”), with or without a handle or strap.
  • Any medically necessary items. 

Please continue to monitor your UNF email in myWings and the UNF Commencement webpage for the latest information. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, you may reach out to

 We look forward to honoring our graduates!