NMSU Pan American Center
Safety & Security Measures at DACC Commencement


To ensure the safety and security of all who are attending  DACC’s Commencement Ceremony, the Pan American Center will enforce the NMSU Clear Bag Policy.   The following style and size bag, package, or container will be allowed:

  • Bags that are clear, plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (like a Ziploc)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without handle or strap may be taken into the venue (can’t be larger than 4.5” x 6.5”).
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary supplies in a bag appropriate to the size of the medical supplies.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Purses larger than a clutch bag
  • Coolers
  • Briefcases
  • Backpacks
  • Cinch bags
  • Luggage of any kind
  • Computer bags and camera bags
  • Any bag larger than the required size

Guests cannot bring wrapped gifts or gift bags into the venue.  Those will need to remain in their vehicles, and they can give them to the graduates outside, after the ceremony.

Other prohibited items include:

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Controlled Substances
  • Food / Beverages
  • Bottles / Containers
  • Pets
  • Tripods
  • Fireworks
  • Laser Pointers
  • Firearms
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Balloons
  • Glass Vases


DACC thanks you for your cooperation.