Clear Bag Policy

Important Security Information for Commencement

To assist with making graduation safe and enjoyable, please note the following safety procedures in place for all commencement activities in Neville Arena:

Prohibited Items

The following list of prohibited items was established to protect the safety and best interests of Auburn University students, employees, and fans.

  • Artificial noisemakers

  • Backpacks

  • Bags larger than 12" x 6" x 12"

  • Cameras with lenses over 4 inches

  • Food/beverage from outside the Arena (including alcoholic beverages)

  • Hover Boards

  • Pets (service animals are permitted)

  • Weapons (including pocket knives)


Smoking is prohibited inside Neville Arena and on the campus of Auburn University.

***Security officers will search all bags before attendees are permitted to enter. Those with prohibited items will be turned away.***

Clear Bag Policy

A clear bag policy is in effect to (1) enhance existing security measures and (2) expedite entry into Neville Arena. Approved bags include:

  • LARGE CLEAR BAGS: One clear bag or tote that does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” per person.

  • SMALL CLUTCH BAGS: One small clutch bag or purse that does not exceed 4" x 6" per person. Small bags must not be larger than 4" x 6".

Guests who do not comply with the clear bag policy must return items to their vehicles or check bags for $5.

Prohibited bags include:

Non-clear bags that exceed 4” x 6” OR clear bags that exceed 12” x 6” x 12” are prohibited. Examples include grocery totes, mesh or straw bags, duffle bags, camera/binocular cases, and any other bags that do not meet the clear bag policy. Diaper bags are permitted but will be inspected.