Security Information

Student Inspections

All students will be visually inspected upon entry to the line up area. Be prepared to open your gown for visual inspection. No backpacks or alcohol is allowed. We encourage you to not bring bags or purses as there is no secure location to store them and they are not allowed on the field.

Any items deemed by the University of Washington Bothell staff to be inappropriate or possibly disruptive of other guests’ enjoyment are prohibited. Violators are subject to removal from the arena and to applicable disciplinary action and/or legal action.

Guest Inspections

T-Mobile Park staff are positioned outside to provide assistance with the entry process. Guests will pass through walk through metal detectors. It is not necessary to remove cell phones, car keys or coins from pockets. If secondary screening is necessary, it will consist of a manual screen with a hand-held metal detector. Guests that are unable to undergo a metal detection searched due to medical reasons will be screened with a hand-held wand.

Any items deemed by the University of Washington Bothell staff to be inappropriate or possibly disruptive of other guests’ enjoyment are prohibited. Violators are subject to removal from the stadium and to applicable disciplinary action and/or legal action.

T-Mobile Park Bag Policy

The health and safety of our fans, employees and players is the Seattle Mariners top priority. The updated bag policy will speed up entry to the ballpark and minimize staff-to-fan cross contamination.

  • Clear plastic or vinyl bags no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ are permitted. One gallon clear plastic zip-top bags are also allowed.
  • Security must be able to see inside and identify items to the bottom of the bag. Items may not be used to obscure the view of bag contents, including but not limited to non-clear bags, pouches, etc. Bags with interior contents obscured from view are not allowed.
  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ are permitted. (Bags do not have to be clear plastic or vinyl.)
  • Backpacks, multi-compartment bags, duffle bags and purses larger than 4.5″x6.5″ are not permitted. Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items or single compartment diaper bags (child must be present).

Frequently asked questions

How many bags can each person bring into a venue?

Each person is allowed one (1) clear bag and one (1) small clutch. The clear bag must be no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″, made of clear PVC vinyl, or a one-gallon Ziploc bag. The small clutch allows for privacy for small personal items and will also be searched. Every member of a party may carry in a permissible bag.

Are all purses prohibited?

No. Small clutch purses no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap, are permitted along with a clear bag or one-gallon plastic bag. View prohibited items

May I carry cameras, binoculars, cell phones, or tablets separately from what I put in a clear bag?

Yes. There are limitations only on the types of bags carried into these venues, not items that fans normally bring to events. Fans can continue to carry approved items in their pockets or hands such as keys, cell phones, wallets, makeup, blankets, etc., if you choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch. In addition, you can carry a blanket over your arms, and binoculars and/or cameras around your neck or in your hands without the case and use the clear bag and clutch to carry other items. You will continue to have the flexibility to bring a wide variety of approved items into these venues.

Can I bring in food?

Outside food is permitted in single-serving sizes. Sealed, clear plastic water bottles up to 32oz, baby bottles, beverages related to medical needs, and unopened, soft-sided single serve containers like juice boxes are permitted. Soda, coffee or other beverages are not allowed. Guests may also bring in one empty plastic or reusable bottle 32 ounces or smaller.

Can I bring in water?

Fans are permitted to bring in factory sealed bottles of water or empty plastic reusable bottle 32 ounce or less in size. Non-sealed water bottles, glass bottles, or any bottle larger than 32 ounces in size is prohibited.

Can I bring balloons, pets, flowers, etc.?

Flowers are allowed. Balloons and animals (other than service animals) are not allowed into the arena. For a full list of prohibited items, please visit T-Mobile Park’s website.

Can I bring a stroller? What about a wheelchair?

Strollers, wheelchairs and other mobility products are allowed inside T-Mobile Park.

Are blankets in cold weather allowed into these venues?

Yes. Fans are able to bring blankets by carrying them in over your arm or shoulder.

COVID protocol

The University of Washington Bothell will follow the health guidance of the State of Washington and King County Health Department for COVID protocols for this year’s commencement ceremonies.

Masks are not required but are strongly recommended.

*If you feel sick, test positive or have been exposed to COVID-19 please do not attend the ceremony.