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May 7, 2014

OU commencement guidelines announced

NORMAN — Students and their families and friends attending the University of Oklahoma’s 2014 commencement ceremony Friday are asked to leave behind certain items that are prohibited because of security reasons.

All who enter The Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St. for commencement are subject to search, as are all carried items.

Except for items pertaining to medical conditions or child care, all bags, backpacks, large cases for binoculars or other items, fanny packs and large purses (larger than 10-inch-by-10-inch) are prohibited.

Prohibited items must be returned to the owner’s car or discarded. Any unlawful items are subject to confiscation.

Other prohibited items include: Alcoholic and other beverages (empty water bottles will be allowed; water is available for purchase), balloons, banners and signs, beach balls, explosives, fanny packs, food and beverages, folding chairs or stools (stadium seats with armrests without pockets are allowed; stadium seats will be available for rental for $5 each); ice chests, coolers and similar containers; laser pointers, all noise makers (e.g., air horns, whistles), pets (other than service animals), personal heaters, umbrellas and weapons.

Items that are allowed for commencement and convocations only include stadium seats as described above, cameras and video cameras, baby strollers and baby seats.

Guests also are reminded that all facilities of the University of Oklahoma are tobacco, electronic cigarette and vaping device-free.

The use of all tobacco products — including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes and vaping devices — is prohibited anywhere on the OU grounds or campus.

In the event of severe weather, commencement will be moved to Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 S. Jenkins Ave.

For the latest information, visit the site ou.edu/

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