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We look forward to welcoming your families and friends to campus to celebrate your accomplishments.

This year’s University-wide Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, will include additional security procedures. While we are delighted to host United States President (and Blue Hen) Joe Biden as our Commencement speaker, his inclusion requires safety measures that go beyond our typical protocols. 


Please be aware that you and your guests will need to arrive early and must pass through a security screening including metal detectors. In addition, you cannot bring bags or personal items inside Delaware Stadium. (Phones and regalia are permitted.) 

In order to guarantee admittance, plan to arrive no later than 7 a.m. to be inside Delaware Stadium by the final access time of 8 a.m. Gates open at 6 a.m. 

Traffic on I-95 is expected to be very heavy that morning. Those coming to Newark for the festivities should factor in additional travel time or consider alternative routes. 

Security personnel will be at each entrance to Delaware Stadium to conduct security screenings.

The following items are prohibited:


  • Bags (clear or otherwise)

    • Includes backpacks, purses, coolers and camera bags

  • Liquids of any type

  • Empty bottles

  • Flowers or flower leis

  • Umbrellas

  • Signs or banners of any size

  • Pets (except service animals)

  • Noisemaking devices (e.g., compressed air horns)

  • Mace or similar substances

  • Glitter or confetti

  • Beach balls

  • Balloons

  • “Selfie sticks” or poles

  • Pocket knives/multi-tools

  • Lighters

  • Laser pointers

  • Fireworks

  • Can openers

  • Weapons of any type

  • Disruptive behavior

  • Any items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate by security staff


Guests are permitted to bring cameras; however, graduates are not. Cell phones are permitted for both groups.

The following items are permitted at Delaware Stadium:


  • Cameras
  • Video recorders
  • Uncased binoculars
  • Seat cushions
  • Cell phones and electronic mobile devices


  • Cell phones
  • Photo ID
  • Cap & gown
  • Sunglasses

Concessions and free water will be available inside the stadium.

Travel and Parking

As mentioned above, traffic is expected to be very heavy that morning. No shuttles will be running from central campus. Please drive or use a rideshare, such as Lyft. 

When arriving, expect to be directed to the closest parking spot. Shuttles will transport guests from far parking lots, and golf carts will be available for those who need assistance. 



All attendees (including graduates) must have a ticket to attend. Tickets will not be available at the door. If you have not received your initial allotment of tickets, please contact  

Delaware Stadium has a no re-entry policy. Once your ticket is scanned, you will not be able to re-enter if you leave the stadium. 

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