Grambling State to enforce clear bag policy during commencement ceremony

GRAMBLING, La.  – May 9, 2023 – As families, friends, alumni, and supporters arrive at Grambling State University for Spring 2023 commencement exercises on May 12, preparation should be made to adhere to the clear bag policy. Scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m., the event will be held in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center and streamed live on Grambling State’s YouTube channel.


Parking will be limited on campus and the area immediately in front of the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center will be closed to allow for pedestrians to walk.


Permitted items include clear totes 12” x 6”x 12” in size with a logo no larger than 4.5”x3.4”; clear storage bag (resealable gallon size); small clutch or wallet no larger than 6.5”x4.5” with or without a handle or strap (can be carried separately or within an approved plastic bag); backless cushions less than 16” in size; and items required for medical, family, or childcare needs.


Prohibited items include balloons, air horns, or gifts (should be left in the vehicle); backpacks, fanny packs, purses larger than 6.5” x 4.5”; cameras with lenses longer than 6”; video cameras; pets; umbrellas; weapons; alcoholic beverages; strollers; food and beverages; beach balls; toilet tissue; artificial noisemakers; and seat cushions larger than 16” or with a zipper, pocket, or compartment.


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