Prohibited Items

We are looking forward to the 2024 Michigan Engineering Spring Graduation ceremonies. Ensuring the safety of all students, as well as their friends and family during commencement celebrations, is a top priority. Please read on to learn more about what you can expect at this year’s celebration at Crisler Center. Our goal is to make this a truly memorable day that honors our graduates.

Safety and Security Protocols

The university has increased the presence of Division of Public Safety and Security personnel and provided additional staffing and support for protests, speakers, and events. DPSS also maintains contact with state, local, and federal partners regarding current events and any potential impact on our community from external sources.


  • All students and guests will be required to pass through a security system before entering Crisler Center.
  • All family members and guests attending, including children over the age of two, must have a ticket to enter Crisler Center.
  • No purses, bags, wristlets, or cases of any size will be allowed in Crisler Center. Exceptions will be granted for medical reasons only.
  • Permitted items that will not fit in pockets — including medicine, medical equipment, and diapers for small children — should be placed in a clear plastic bag, quart- or gallon-size only.
  • Please note that, once inside the gates, no smoking is permitted anywhere in Crisler Center.

Permitted and Prohibited Items

The staff at Crisler Center will be monitoring guests to determine whether items they bring with them are permitted. Before arriving, please take a moment to review what you may bring into Crisler Center and make arrangements to leave prohibited items behind. Crisler Center does not provide an area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings.

Permitted Items

  • Binoculars — cases are not permitted
  • Cell phones and pagers
  • Small cameras (those with a lens shorter than 6 inches) and radios
  • Walking canes

Prohibited Items

  • All bags (including purses, clear bags, fanny packs, etc.)
  • All bottles (including all types of water bottles)
  • Noisemakers (including but not limited to whistles, air horns, boom boxes, bull horns, kazoos, sirens, thunders sticks, vuvuzelas, etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Aerosol and spray cans
  • Animals (except service animals for persons with a disability)
  • Apparel or signage displaying profane or abusive language
  • Containers of any kind (including coolers, thermoses, cups, cans, flasks)
  • Flags and flagpoles
  • Food of any kind
  • Irritants
  • Projectiles (including footballs, Frisbees and beach balls)
  • Seat cushions containing any type of metal or those with pockets, storage slots, seat backs, arm rests, or attachments of any kind
  • Strollers
  • Video camera, tripods and selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons
  • Any other item that may obstruct or impair the view or enjoyment of another attendee
  • Any sound amplifying devices (e.g. bullhorns, megaphones, etc.)

Click here to review the full Michigan Stadium and Crisler Center safety list.