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Security Measures

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT OUR VENUE HAS INSTITUTED INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES THAT MAY CAUSE YOU SOME DELAY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE. PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT YOUR SAFETY IS ALWAYS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND COOPERATION.

ADVISORY:
Oversized bags (larger than 15"x9"x6") are prohibited inside the facility for all events. Final clearance of bags into the facility is left to the discretion of the venue staff.

For the safety and enjoyment of our patrons and staff, and in the best interest of the O'Connell Center, the following items are prohibited inside the facility:

  • alcohol
  • drugs
  • weapons
  • fireworks / explosives
  • laser pointers
  • helium balloons
  • air horns and noisemakers
  • bicycles / roller blades / skates / skateboards
  • oversize bags *
  • still cameras / video cameras / camcorders / audio recording devices*
  • thermoses and coolers *
  • Laptop computers are prohibited for all events.
  • iPads and tablet computers are prohibited for all ticketed special events, such as concerts. These devices will be allowed for all University Athletic Association events, UF Commencements, and Accent Speakers Bureau engagements.

*These and other items may be prohibited(permitted) for certain events based on show restrictions.

The O'Connell Center reserves the right to inspect all bags and packages entering the building and refuse any item our staff deems harmful, dangerous, or obtrusive. The O'Connell Center also reserves the right to revoke tickets and/or eject patrons in violation of policies and procedures.

Please be advised that in compliance with the Florida Indoor Clean Air Act, smoking is prohibited in the O'Connell Center. The use of cigarettes or other tobacco products on the UF campus, including in parking lots and vehicles, is not permitted and in violation of UF policy 6C1-2.022.

For most events, concession stands are available for our patrons. As such, food and/or beverages brought from the outside are not permitted in the O'Connell Center.

The O'Connell Center has a no re-entry policy during all ticketed events. Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved by the event operations staff.

Due to the additional time it takes to inspect bags at the door, you may experience a slight delay entering the building. Please anticipate this wait and plan your arrival to the O'Connell Center accordingly.

For additional information please refer to the O'Connell Center Policy Manual.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

For any questions, or to obtain further information regarding our Security Policy, please contact Guest Relations at 352-392-5500.