Ceremony Guidelines


  • All bags are subject to inspection. Items that may interfere with guests seeing or hearing the ceremony are not permitted.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the Main Quadrangles. A designated smoking area will be located next to the University Bookstore.
  • Complimentary water will be available throughout campus. Guests are encouraged to bring a reusable bottle to use throughout the day.
  • Please refrain from bringing pets; service animals are permitted.
  • Large video screens will be placed throughout the Main Quadrangles to provide optimal viewing.
  • Children are encouraged to attend but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Baby changing stations will be provided throughout campus.
  • Please refrain from loud conversation during the ceremony.

Should public health and safety conditions related to COVID-19 require alternative planning, the University will inform the community as promptly as possible. Please continue to check goforward.uchicago.edu for the most up-to-date safety information and health protocols.