Rain Plan

The Commencement Exercises are scheduled to take place outdoors on the Quad, even if light rain is falling.

In the event of severely inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex. Notification will be given about 7:30 a.m. on the Commencement website. In addition, “Graduation Indoors” signs will be posted at both entrances of the campus.

Note: Extra tickets are not available for indoor seating. Due to fire marshal regulations and capacity we are not allowed to admit additional people.

If it is raining on Saturday:

  • Rehearsal will be held at noon in the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex instead of the Quad. 
  • Baccalaureate Mass will take place as scheduled at 4:00 p.m. in the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex. 

If it is raining on Sunday morning:

  • Commencement will take place in the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex. Graduates should check their email for updates on the assembly location for the procession.
  • Since rain will complicate traffic flow, please arrive extra early if the weather is threatening, and remind your family to come early as well.
  • Only ticket holders are allowed for admission due to building capacity constraints.
  • For non-ticket holders, guests are invited to watch the ceremony on a large projection screen in Dining Commons “A”, the Hemingway Theatre, and classroom 101 in the Duffy Academic Center.