Oregon State University and Reser Stadium strive to provide an enjoyable and safe experience for all who attend the Commencement Ceremony. BEST Security will conduct security checks to ensure the safety of our guests in addition to providing security throughout the event. Reser Stadium at Oregon State University observes a Clear Bag Policy. All graduates and guests attending the 2023 Commencement Ceremony must adhere to this policy - please plan ahead! 


  • Clear bags are required to enter Reser Stadium for OSU's 2023 Commencement Ceremony
  • BEST Security will be searching clear bags, strollers, wheelchairs and guests at the entry gate
  • All graduates and guests attending OSU's 2023 Commencement Ceremony must adhere to the Clear Bag Policy
    • Guests who show up at the gate with a prohibited bag will not be permitted into the stadium. Guests will need to return their bags to their vehicles; No bag check is provided at Commencement

Approved Bags

  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"
  • One gallon clear, re-sealbale plastic storage bags 
  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5" x 8.5" (approximately the size of a hand) with or without a handle or strap

Prohibited Bags

  • Backpack
  • Luggage
  • Camera case
  • Diaper bag
  • Printed pattern plastic bag
  • Clear backpack
  • Tinted plastic bag
  • Oversized tote bag
  • Binoculars case
  • Mesh bag
  • Purse
  • Fanny pack




  • Approved Bags
  • Service animals
  • Factory sealed plastic water bottles 
  • Empty refillable water bottles 
    • Non-metal or glass; Water bottles containing liquid will not be allowed into Reser Stadium 
  • Seat cushions
  • Baby bottles/snacks 
    • Bottles and food for children are limited to small snacks for children 
  • Medically required liquids
  • Outside food for dietary/medical needs 
  • Necessary personal effects 
  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen
  • Ponchos
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets
  • Banners and flags 
    • Must be handheld, cannot obstruct the views of others, and cannot hang from stadium facades or be attached to a pole 
  • Umbrellas
    • Must fit within a clear bag and cannot be opened once inside Reser Stadium 

Note: All allowable items are subject to search:


    Reser Stadium complies with all TSA and Homeland Security prohibited items list. For the safety and security of our guests, the following items are not permitted into Reser Stadium for the 2023 Commencement Ceremony: 

    • Backpacks
    • Balloons
    • Bags larger than 4.5" x 8.5" 
    • Purses larger than 4.5" x 8.5" 
    • Alcohol 
    • Food from outside vendors 
    • Drinks from outside vendors 
    • Glass Containers
    • Metal Cans
    • Hard Sided Coolers 
    • Flags/Signs on Poles or Sticks 
    • Artificial Noisemakers
    • Firearms
    • Knives
    • Weapons of Any Kind
    • Fireworks/Explosives
    • Flammable Material 
    • Pets (service animals are permitted) 
    • Live Beavers 
    • Chainsaws
    • Drones
    • Smoking
      • Including electric cigarettes or vapor products
    • Strollers
      • Must be checked at Gate B
    • Wrapped gifts
      • Please leave in your vehicle
    • Umbrellas
      • Umbrellas cannot be opened inside Reser Stadium; Can bring closed umbrella inside the stadium if it fits inside a clear bag

    Note: Guests declining inspection or in possession of prohibited items will not be allowed into the stadium; Guests in possession of prohibited items inside the stadium will be asked to leave immediately; Guests who do not leave when asked will be considered a trespasser; Guests who are disruptive during the ceremony will be removed from the stadium immediately