Entry and seating
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for guest seating.
Guests will enter through the main doors to the theater on Woodward Avenue.
Guests are admitted by ticket only.
Guest seating is open and available on a first come first serve basis. Seats may not be saved. Please have everyone in your party arrive at the same time.
All guests should be seated 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
To ensure the highest level of safety and security, all guests are subject to a security screening upon entering the Fox Theater; security measures include screening via walk-through metal detector and bag inspections.
Please note: All personal belongings are subject to inspection and prohibited items must either be returned to the owner’s vehicle or discarded. Items will not be held for later pickup.
The following items are not permitted in the Fox Theater. This policy is strictly enforced.
Weapons of any kind (this includes weapons accompanied by a valid CPL permit and pocket knives)
Aerosol cans (hair spray, mace, pepper spray, etc.)
Backpacks, luggage, grocery and paper bags, duffle bags, large bags, large purses, large camera cases
Balloons (air or helium)
Balls (beach balls, footballs, baseballs, etc.)
Cameras with lenses longer than 5 inches
Coolers of any kind, including small soft-pack coolers
Food, beverages or liquids (cans, bottles or boxes)
Noisemaking devices (bells, horns, kazoos, whistles, etc.)
Strollers and infant/car seats or carriers
The Fox Theater reserves the right to expand or modify the list of prohibited items at any time.
Wheelchair/mobility limitation seating
The Fox Theatre provides wheelchair and companion seating for guests who need assistance. Guests arriving with their own wheelchairs will need to report to Guest Information, located in the Grand Lobby, to request an escort to the special needs seating area.
Guests with mobility limitations should also report to Guest Information for assistance with seating. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for transport to the seating area but are not available for use during the ceremony. Guests with difficulty walking are encouraged to bring their own wheelchair.
Every effort will be made to try and seat all guests together; however, disability seating is limited and, due to space constraints, it may be necessary that only one escort may accompany the guest to the special seating area.
Sign language interpreters will be on stage during the commencement ceremony.
Concession stands will be open prior to each ceremony and will close when the ceremony begins. There will be no alcohol sales.
Restrooms serving main floor guests are located in the lower-level lounge areas; the men’s restrooms are located on the right side of the theatre and the women’s restrooms are located on the left. The mezzanine and Gallery A, B and C men’s restrooms are located on the left side of the theatre and the women’s restrooms are located on the right. Barrier-free restrooms are located on the main floor and Gallery C (on the left side of the theatre).
School of Medicine merchandise will be available to purchase in the Grand Lobby.
First aid is available during all ceremonies. Please contact a Fox Theatre staff member if assistance is needed.
Lost and found
All found items will be taken to the Fox Theatre Corporate Security Department following the ceremony. Please contact a Fox Theatre staff member or call 313-471-6490 to inquire about lost items.
Program book distribution
Program books will be available at seating entrances for guests.