In order to provide appropriate security measures and a consistent policy for events at Thompson-Boling Arena, the University of Tennessee will institute the same security protocols for the Graduate Hooding Ceremony that are currently in place for all Athletic events. These measures will likely increase time necessary to enter the event, so please take that into account when figuring your arrival time.
This is merely a brief guide. For full information regarding security, visit the Commencement website.
Walk-through metal detectors are now in place and operational at all arena entrances.
All bags will still be checked in addition to the metal detectors, and all bags are subject to the Clear Bag Policy (see below).
Clear Bag Policy
This policy will limit patrons to one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, resealable plastic storage bag per person. Patrons will also be allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.
No other bags will be allowed inside Thompson-Boling Arena. All items, including clear bags and clutch purses, are subject to search at the gates. No items can be left or stored at the gates.
Visit the Thompson-Boling Arena website for more details.