Safety & Security Policies at PLNU Events

Point Loma Nazarene University is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests of university events. Some or all of the following policies apply to certain university events (e.g., Commencement convocations, Homecoming activities, tournament basketball games) at the discretion of university officials.

Disallowed Items

Any prohibited item left at any entrance by a guest will be disposed of immediately. The following list of prohibited items is not all inclusive and may change without notice at the discretion of venue security.

The following items are NOT allowed under any circumstances:

  • BACKPACKS AND LARGE BAGS (See Bag Policy below)
  • Weapons, firearms, pocket knives, pepper spray
  • Balloons and beach balls
  • Umbrellas
  • Drones
  • Pets (service animals OK)
  • Laser pens and pointers
  • Artificial noisemakers: Air horns, cowbells, whistles, etc…
  • Illegal drugs, smoking products, and alcohol
  • Skateboards
  • Flyers, stickers, solicitations
  • Any item that may be deemed potentially harmful

Alcohol & Smoking Policy

PLNU is a smoke and tobacco free campus. The University also observes a strict no-alcohol policy.

Bag Policy

All persons and bags are subject to search. Only bags 12” x 6” x 12” or smaller will be admitted after inspection. Oversized bags (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, laptop bags, etc.) are prohibited. PLNU does not provide a general area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings.

Service Animals

Animals or pets are prohibited at PLNU Events with the exception of trained service animals and service animals in training for guests with disabilities. Service animals are welcome inside the venue, but must, at all times, remain on a leash or in a harness. Service animals should rest in the seating area of the individual with a disability, rather than in the aisle. A guest whose service animal poses a threat to the safety of other PLNU guests and employees may be asked to escort the animal off the premises.

Emergency Alerts

PLNU uses the Rave Alert mass notification system to communicate emergency information to the campus community. For information on how to receive emergency notifications during university events, including changes in venue due to inclement weather, please check the event website or Emergency Preparedness

Drone Use

Groups and individuals are prohibited from operating unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for personal use in the airspace above campus or in any university building or facility. Administrative approval from the Director of Public Safety is required for any other drone activity. If approved, the drone may only be operated during the daylight and away from buildings, people and animals. The drone must remain in the pilot's field of vision and may not fly over sporting events or near the Greek Amphitheater.