Severe Weather Policy

In the event that severe weather occurs during a Commencement ceremony, the President will immediately conclude the event. Campus Public Safety officers and university staff will direct attendees to designated areas of shelter.

While the ceremony will not be resumed, degree candidates may go directly to Thornton Gymnasium for graduation photographs. Once the severe weather passes, graduates and their guests should leave campus in an orderly fashion.

Any subsequent Commencement ceremonies for the day will be held as scheduled, unless severe weather persists. Additional information will be available at