Important Notice: Handbag Search/Prohibition of Backpacks at Commencement

Congratulations once again on your accomplishments as York's Class of 2013. We are writing to advise you of some important safety measures that we are taking for the commencement exercises on Friday, May 31.

Members of the Graduating Class of 2013, Faculty and Staff

To ensure the safety of our graduates and guests, please be advised that handbags of participants and guests will be inspected by our Safety Officers at the entrances to the commencement area. Please note that NO BACKPACKS, BAGS OR PACKAGES WILL BE PERMITTED ANYWHERE IN THE COMMENCEMENT AREA. We ask that you communicate these procedures to your guests so that their participation in this important event will go smoothly.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you and your guests will appreciate the importance of such measures for the safety, security and peace of mind of the York community. Thank you and, once again, congratulations and best wishes!