Registrar’s Office

Reminder: Moody Coliseum clear-bag policy in effect for May Commencement

Clear handbag

An example of the type of bag allowed into Moody Coliseum under gameday safety rules. The clear-bag policy is in effect for May Commencement as well.

As faculty, staff members, students, parents and visitors prepare for SMU’s 102nd May Commencement Convocation, don’t forget that Moody Coliseum’s clear-bag safety policy is in effect for the ceremony and restricts items that may be carried into the venue.

The only bags permitted will be those made of clear plastic, vinyl or PVC which do not exceed 12-by-6-by-12 inches, one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc or similar), or small clutch bags (about the size of a hand) with or without a strap. The clutch does not have to be clear and may be carried separately or within an approved plastic bag.

The Office of the Registrar has distributed reminders about the policy to graduating seniors and their families. Items that are medically necessary and do not fit the clear-bag policy will be evaluated individually.

Things that visitors normally carry in pockets can still come into the coliseum in pockets – such as keys and cell phones.

The following items are prohibited from entering Moody Coliseum:

  • Animals (except licensed service animals)
  • Backpacks
  • Banners
  • Binocular cases
  • Briefcases
  • Camera bags
  • Cans
  • Cinch bags
  • Computer bags
  • Coolers
  • Diaper bags
  • Fanny packs
  • Firearms
  • Flags
  • Glass bottles
  • Guns
  • Inflated balloons
  • Knives of any size and type
  • Laser pointers
  • Luggage
  • Noisemakers
  • Purses larger than a small clutch
  • Radios
  • Seat cushions with zippers, pockets or compartments
  • Selfie sticks
  • Signs
  • Stun guns
  • Throwing objects
  • Umbrellas (unless threat of rain or raining)
  • Weapons

> Find more information on guest security, prohibited items and May Commencement

Memorial service set for Assistant Registrar Gretchen Voight

SMU will hold a memorial service honoring Assistant Registrar for Academic Ceremonies Gretchen Voight at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29th, 2012 in Perkins Chapel.

Voight, a resident of Irving, Texas, died Friday, March 23, after a brief illness. A native of Port Neches, Texas, Gretchen was the elder child of Donna and Ranny Voight.

Gretchen joined SMU in 2006 as the assistant registrar for academic ceremonies. She managed all aspects of the University’s five academic ceremonies, including Opening Convocation, December Graduation, Honors Day Convocation, the Baccalaureate Service and the Commencement Convocation, as well as other special University events. She was also active in the Staff Association, serving as its president in 2010-11 and founding its book club in 2011.

Gretchen is survived by her parents, along with her younger sister and brother-in-law, Robyn and Travis Lovett, as well as countless friends who were blessed to know her.

Written by Cherri Gann

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