Guidelines for size and type of bags allowed at commencement

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is announcing guidelines for the size and type of bags to be permitted at its 2019 spring commencement ceremonies at both the Haas Center for the Arts and Redman Stadium on May 10-11.

The graduate commencement is Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Haas Center on lower campus. The undergraduate ceremonies are at Redman Stadium on upper campus starting at 10 a.m. for College of Liberal Arts and College of Education, and at 3 p.m. for the Zeigler College of Business and the College of Science and Technology.

The guidelines are being instituted to help provide a safer environment for students, family members and guests and to expedite entry into the facilities for the commencement ceremonies.

The guidelines limit the size and type of bags that can be brought into the venues. These guidelines do not change the items individuals may bring, but restricts the type of bag used to carry items. Small clutches and wallets are permissible per the guidelines outlined below. Larger bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cannot exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. Clear one-gallon plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar) are also permitted.

If for any reason (medical or other) you require a bag that does not adhere to these guidelines, please contact the BU police department at 570-389-2211 prior to the ceremony. Please ensure you bring proof of your medical condition.

Prohibited bags/items include, but are not limited to large purses, strollers, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, diaper bags, wrapped gifts, computer bags and camera bags. Seat cushions and seatbacks are also not permitted. Items needed for babies and small children must be in a clear bag.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.