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Commencement Clear Bag Policy

Tarleton State University continues to review its policies to enhance public safety and improve efficiencies as it relates to university events. Limiting the size and style of bags carried into commencement ceremonies aids in maintaining safe and secure environments, decreases the time waiting to enter venues, and improves the overall event experience. 

Guests with a prohibited bag will not be permitted inside the venue. Guests with prohibited bags will need to return their bags to their vehicle and transfer their belongings to an approved clear plastic bag before entering the venue. 

Entrances at Memorial Stadium will allow for screening of any medically necessary items or equipment not able to fit within the bag policy requirements, as well as media personnel. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1 - What Happens if a guest shows up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?
2 - Are all purses prohibited?
3 - What about diaper bags?
4 - Can guests bring stadium seats or chairbacks?
5 - Why has this bag policy been adopted?
6 - How does the new policy improve public safety?
7 - How is the new policy more convenient for guests?
8 - How many bags may each person bring into the stadium?
9 - Can smartphones, tablets, binoculars or cameras be carried SEPARATELY from the clear bag?
10 - If I have special medical equipment I need to have with me at all times, where do I put that?
11 - Do I have to put everything I'm carrying into a permissible bag?
12 - Will clear bags be available for purchase on site?
13 - What about bringing blankets in cold weather?
What type of bags are allowed

Contact Us

Our goal is to create a safe, enjoyable commencement experience for our graduates and guests. If you have questions please email