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, drug, smoke, vapor and tobacco-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.
Graduates and guests who are intoxicated or disruptive will not be allowed in the ceremony venue or will be escorted from the ceremony.
Please help us make Class of 2018 Commencement and graduation ceremonies events to remember with celebration and honor!
Save Mart Center Expectations and Restrictions
All guests entering the Save Mart Center are subject to a search of their person and their property, this includes a visual inspection and a bag inspection conducted by Save Mart Center security personnel. Persons entering the facility, as a condition of the license to enter, may be subject to search by electronic wand regardless of whether they are carrying any of the above-mentioned items. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items.
The Save Mart Center prohibits backpacks and any bags larger than 12" x 6" x 12". The only approved bags are diaper bags, bags smaller than 12" x 6" x 12", and medically-necessary items (after proper inspection). All bags are subject to search.
In order to provide a safe and secure environment for all, the following items are not permitted in Save Mart Center venues, but not limited to:
- Bottles, cans coolers or similar containers
- Food, drinks or illegal substances
- Any weapon, including guns, stun guns, chains, studded bracelets
- Video equipment, professional camera, tripods or recording devices
- Laser pointers, aerosol cans, noise-makers, fireworks
- Helium balloons
- Tobacco and Smoking, including e-cigarettes or vapors
- Lighters of any kind
- Selfie sticks
- Pets or non-service animals
- Handcuffs, Brass knuckles, Sticks, Clubs, Batons, Martial arts instruments
- Pepper spray, Tear gas
- Knives of any kind
- Any other items determined to be unacceptable or dangerous by venue management
Guests found in possession of the above-mentioned items will be asked to remove the item from the venues or dispose of it. Guests who refuse to comply will be ejected from the venues and may be subject to arrest.