Gallagher-Iba Arena Security Policy

Oklahoma State University places an emphasis on safety and security at all commencement events. Please arrive early to avoid any possible delay in entering venues for commencement activities. Please see the Gallagher-Iba Arena policies below as they pertain to commencement activities.

All persons are subject to search. This includes but is not limited to graduates, guests, faculty and staff. Graduates and faculty for the Saturday ceremonies will enter via a security checkpoint at Boone Pickens Stadium Gate 4 South, and should refrain from bringing personal items (i.e., handbags, backpacks, etc.) with them on commencement day. Allowable bags must be smaller than 12"x12"x12" and are subject to search. Backpacks are prohibited inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. Once through the checkpoint, graduates will continue on into the Auxiliary Gym to line up with their college.

All guests will be subject to a security search upon entry into Gallagner-Iba Arena. Service animals for guests with disabilities are permitted. All other animals are prohibited. Inappropriate spirit banners, flags, or signs will be removed and confiscated by management. The use of poles to display these items is prohibited. Patrons will not be allowed to re-enter the facility once they have exited the arena.

The following items are prohibited in Gallagher-Iba Arena: alcoholic beverages, car seats, baby strollers, artificial noisemakers, beach balls, explosives, weapons, food, beverage, ice chests, backpacks, video cameras, cameras with removable lens longer than 3 inches, flash photography, tripods, and monopods.

OSU is designated as a tobacco free campus. Tobacco and smoking preparation (electronic cigarettes, vapor devices, etc.) use is prohibited on university property. No soliciting allowed in arena.

For further questions about the Fall 2018 Commencement security checkpoint, please contact Chelsea Johnson at (405) 744-4372.

We appreciate your patience, cooperation and understanding.