Rules and Tips for Guest Safety at Commencement

Items Not Permitted in the Arena

Due to fire and other safety regulations, the following items are NOT allowed in the arena:

  • Backpacks and over-sized bags of any type
  • Strollers
  • Air horns, whistles, and other disruptive devices
  • Balloons

Comfort-Related Matters

  • Approximately half of the seating available at commencement is in the arena's bleachers. Please consider wearing footwear that will allow for safe footing.
  • Please bring as little as necessary as space is tight.
  • Water will be available in the arena.


  • Students who require accommodations for themselves or their guests should directly contact Accessibility Services by calling 585-245-5112 or emailing at least 2 weeks before the event. 
  • Both ceremonies will be live captioned.