Rain Plan

The Commencement Exercises will take place in the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex

If it is raining on Saturday:

  • Rehearsal will be held at noon in the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex.
  • Baccalaureate Mass will take place as scheduled at 4 p.m. at Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex. 
  • Commencement Eve reception will take place as planned at the May Pavilion.

If it is raining on Sunday morning:

  •  Notification will be given by 7:30 a.m. on the Commencement website and via student email. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at 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. Additional tickets are not available for indoor seating due to fire marshal regulations and capacity.  For non ticket holders, guests are invited to watch the ceremony on a large projection screen in the Event Room #120 in the Sports Complex, the Hemingway Theatre in the Duffy Academic Center and McCarthy Auditorium in the Thomas and Donna May School of Arts and Sciences.