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Graduation, 10:00 am
June 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:20 pm
The graduation ceremony will take place at the McAlister Field House on the campus of The Citadel beginning at 10:00 am. All family members are welcome to attend!
The Citadel has made some changes to its security protocol. Please be aware that a clear-bag policy will be in effect for our graduation ceremony on June 1. Also, all those attending and participating in graduation will have to go through a metal detector before being allowed to enter the venue.
THE CITADEL – CAMPUS EVENT SECURITY SCREENING POLICY
The Citadel Department of Public Safety plans and implements appropriate safety protocols for all events taking place on campus. This policy’s purpose is to ensure necessary safety and security precautions for screening individuals entering events on campus. In coordination with campus departments, the Department of Public Safety will enforce the following rules and restrictions. It covers the use of walk-through metal detectors (including magnetometer machines and hand-held wands), as well as bags and items prohibited from entry into campus events.
Metal detection will be used at all ticketed sporting events held at Johnson Hagood Stadium and McAlister Field House, and may be used for other events held in the Johnson Hagood stadium or in McAlister Field House as determined on a case-by-case basis.
When the Department of Public Safety has determined that metal detectors will be utilized for an event, all persons entering the event or screened area must be screened, unless the Chief of Police or designee has issued the person a credential allowing them to bypass screening. A person who has a medical condition that puts them at risk for magnetic screening (e.g., a pacemaker) may be searched by pat-down upon request.
Attendees at any campus event will be permitted to carry only the following items into the venue and/or event:
a. Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ – A logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ can be displayed on one side of a permissible clear bag,
b. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar),
c. Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ – approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap,
d. Medically necessary items (after proper inspection), and
e. Diaper Bags (after proper inspection) will be permitted for families with infants and toddlers. Child must be present.
Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to:
a. Purses larger than a clutch bag,
d. Fanny Packs,
e. Cinch/Drawstring Bags,
f. Luggage of any kind,
g. Computer Bags,
h. Binocular Cases,
i. Camera Bags, or
j. Non-approved seat cushions, which include large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
a. Weapons/Concealed Weapons,
b. Alcoholic Beverages,
c. Containers of any kind,
d. Aerosol and Spray Cans,
e. Illegal Drugs,
f. Masks of any kind,
h. Mace/Pepper Spray,
i. Animals (except service animals),
j. Laser lights, Strobe Lights and Pointers,
k. Irritants such as artificial noisemakers,
m. Inflatables (beach balls, etc.),
n. Coolers, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks,
o. Food of any kind,
p. Video cameras, tripods, recording devices, detachable camera lenses over 6″, selfie sticks,
q. Flags and Flagpoles, unauthorized banners or posters, or