35 screening tools to be used for security checks at Liberty's graduation
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Liberty University's Commencement is expected to be the biggest event in school history, according to school officials.
With the large crowd, you can expect to see more security than usual.
There will be 35 screening tools to check guests, which is about three times what they've used for past events like when Mitt Romney spoke at graduation in 2012.
27 of those tools will be between gates one and two, the rest will be used for the graduates and faculty.
"On average you are talking about 400 people an hour, so you have a four hour window between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m," said Lee Beaumont, Senior Vice President of Auxiliary Services at Liberty University. "That gives you a capacity in the high 50 thousands to get in. The whole idea is to get them in efficiently and effectively."
If you're planning to go, the school says you should come to the stadium early and only bring what you will need to move through security quickly.
For a list of items you can and cannot bring with you to commencement, click here.