Commencement Expectations

Commencement and graduation ceremonies at Fresno State symbolize the culmination of many years of hard work. It is a time for you, your family and friends to recognize and celebrate your success!

We ask for your help in making these ceremonies a positive experience for everyone.  Misconduct by even a few would be disturbing to the graduates, faculty, and guests who expect and deserve a safe, orderly, and dignified ceremony. 

All Fresno State Commencement and graduation ceremonies are alcohol and drug-free events and a zero-tolerance for disorderly behavior will be strictly enforced. Graduates and guests will not be permitted to carry alcoholic beverages into ceremony sites or consume them there.

Students who are intoxicated or disruptive will not be allowed in the ceremony venue or will be escorted from the ceremony.

Please help us make the Class of 2017 Commencement an event to remember with celebration and honor!

Save Mart Center Expectations and Restrictions

Patrons are subject to security searches and other restrictions as deemed necessary and as required by the event. Management reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone who refuses to allow inspection of their persons and any purse, bags or package carried with them when entering the arena. Violators of these regulations or anyone engaging in inappropriate conduct may be refused admission or directed to leave.

Do not bring:
  • Beach balls, helium balloons, and projectiles
  • Air horns
  • Laser pointers
  • Outside food, drinks, cans, bottles or containers of any kind
  • Tobacco, drugs, alcohol
  • Fireworks and weapons



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