Stadium Safety Measures
Coastal Carolina University received approval from the South Carolina Department of Commerce to host graduates and their guests for the Fall 2020 commencement ceremony inside Brooks Stadium. The approval is in accordance with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster's outline of a procedure for exceptions to gathering restrictions in an Executive Order.
As part of the plan, Brooks Stadium's revised capacity based on the CDC, accelerateSC, NCAA, and Sun Belt Conference guidelines cannot exceed a total of 5,000 attendees which include, graduates, vendors, CCU staff and faculty members, platform party, volunteers, and spectators.
Based on 6-feet of physical distance, guests will be seated in pods of four affiliated guests throughout the stadium with distancing between pods.
Guests, graduates, vendors, CCU staff and faculty members, and volunteers will be asked to wear face coverings at all times.
Guests who are listed among the CDC’s at-risk groups are especially vulnerable and should consider staying home and refraining from attending the event.
On-way traffic flow will be implemented to enter and exit the stadium.
Hand sanitizer stations will be available at each entrance gate, inside the stadium, and on the field for graduates and faculty members.
The Clear bag policy will be enforced.
No stadium re-entry permitted.
All restrooms will be open. Max capacities will be identified based on the number of fixtures and the appropriate six feet of physical distancing within the restroom area.
The ceremony will take place on Benton Field inside Brooks Stadium. In order to protect the turf field and ensure the safety of graduates, high/stiletto heels will not be allowed on the field.