Knoxville — Hundreds of students will receive their degrees this spring.
UTK will hold most of their commencement ceremonies inside Thompson-Boling arena, as will Knox County for area high schools.
A clear bag policy will be in effect during all commencement ceremonies. Guests will be allowed to enter the arena with one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches.
Items ALLOWED in the arena:
-Small clutch purses no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches
-Binoculars, cameras and video cameras (without cases)
-Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children (must be carried in a clear bag)
-Medically necessary items that must be carried in a specific bag. The non-clear bag will need to sized proportionately to the size of the medical need.
-Non-clear bags of any size
-Backpacks (of any size)
-Cans, bottles, coolers
-Outside food, snacks, beverages
-Large bags or parcels, including backpacks and purses
-Weapons, including pocket knives
-Large travel strollers
-Posters and signage
-Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited inside the arena at all times
For more information visit commencement.utk.edu