William & Mary

Prohibited Items in W&M Hall

The following items will not be permitted inside W&M Hall for Commencement*:
  • Backpacks (exceptions: diaper bags, string backpacks)
  • Bags measuring larger than 1’ x 1’ x 1’

  • Umbrellas: Leave umbrellas at the door in an umbrella bin.
  • Outside food & drink (except for 1 factory sealed non-alcoholic beverage per person, no larger than one liter; juice boxes, factory sealed infant snacks, and baby food).  Limited concessions will be sold in W&M Hall.
  • Camera Tripods / Monopods / Selfie-Sticks
  • Firearms and other weapons
  • Laptop computers
  • Alcohol, use of any tobacco products, or illegal substances
  • e-cigarettes and vapor apparatuses

  • Noisemakers, laser pointers, balls, frisbees, inflatable objects
  • Chairbacks, coolers, ice chests
  • Pets
  • Strollers (there will be a stroller parking tent near the entrance)
  • Anything deemed unsafe by police or event staff

*The prohibited items list is for the enjoyment and safety of Commencement guests.  This list is subject to change as conditions warrant.