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Safety Information

The University's COVID-19 protocols will be enforced, including 6 feet of physical distancing and wearing masks/face coverings at all times while on campus (indoors and outdoors).

Before and After the Ceremonies 

  • Masks/face coverings are required to be worn at all times.
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing.
  • Keep hands clean and cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid gathering in large groups.
  • Graduates and families are welcome to take personal photographs on campus, as long as they follow COVID-19 protocols. 

During the Ceremony at Milan Puskar Stadium

  • Only individuals with a valid ticket may enter the stadium. Digital tickets must be presented on a mobile device when entering the facility.
  • The stadium's Clear Bag Policy will be enforced.
  • Ceremonies will proceed rain or shine (with the exception of lightning or other weather emergencies). Umbrellas are not permitted in the stadium.
  • Physical distancing will be enforced during graduate registration and line-up. If a graduate is accompanied by a hooder, the hooder must remain with them throughout the registration/line-up process.
  • Guests and graduates will be seated in designated areas to allow for physical distancing.
  • Masks/face coverings are required to be worn at all times 
    • Exception: Graduates may remove their mask/face covering briefly when taking their official photograph on stage.
  • Call (304-293-FANS) or text (83200) with concerns about safety protocol enforcement in your seating area.
  • Keep hands clean. Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the stadium.
  • Limit your time in concourse areas or enclosed spaces within the stadium. 
  • Do not approach the field or stage to take photos, present gifts or congratulate graduates.