Security and Prohibited Items

Your safety is our first priority. In order to ensure all guests have a safe and enjoyable time, we have implemented the following safety procedures for all UB Distinguished Speakers Series events.

Bag Policy

Bags larger than 12”x12”x6”, including backpacks and oversized purses, will not be permitted into Alumni Arena or the Center for the Arts; guests with oversized bags will be asked to return their bag to their vehicle or rent a nearby locker. Bags that are admissible by the size criterion will be searched.

Security Check

Guests will be greeted upon entry by security personnel who will conduct a speedy inspection of all belongings. Guests may also be asked to unfasten any outerwear. Guests are advised to allow themselves a few extra minutes to pass thru the security check.

Prohibited Items

  • Bags over 12"x12"x6"
  • Food/beverages/alcohol
  • Umbrellas (except the small, collapsible kind)
  • Weapons
  • Illegal drugs and/or related paraphernalia
  • Laser objects
  • Signs/sticks
  • Flags/banners
  • Balloons
  • Beach balls
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Voice amplifiers
  • Noise-making devices
  • Animals not trained to perform a service or task for attendees with accessibility needs.
  • Any item that in the judgment of venue management, may pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of an event by other guests.