Sue Lister | May 8, 2017
The academic processional will begin at approximately 9 a.m., but guests are encouraged to arrive early due to expected delays as all attendees will be required to pass through airport-style security checkpoints operated by U.S. Secret Service personnel. All attendees must have a ticket for admission. Guests can enter the stadium beginning at 7 a.m. through Gate E on the northwest side and Gate C on the south end. (Ceremony participants have received separate admission instructions.)With the participation of Vice President Mike Pence, additional security measures will be in place at Notre Dame’s 172nd University Commencement ceremony May 21 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.
Many common items will be prohibited at Commencement, including umbrellas; purses or bags larger than 12 by 12 by 12 inches; personal seatbacks; backpacks; signs or banners; unopened packages or gifts of any kind; containers of any type including bottles, cans or thermoses; coolers; grocery bags, tote bags, duffel bags and more. Strollers are permitted and will be subject to screening by U.S. Secret Service personnel, which may cause a delay in stadium entry.