Inclement Weather

Unless there is a downpour or thunder and lightning, the Commencement ceremony generally continues outside.  If rain is expected, please come prepared  (umbrella, raincoat, etc.).

At their senior meeting on Saturday morning, each graduate will receive three tickets for both Baccalaureate and Commencement.  These tickets will be necessary to gain access to Memorial Hall if either ceremony is moved indoors.  Those without tickets will not have access to any portion of Memorial Hall. 

Due to limited seating in Memorial Hall, closed circuit television viewing of Commencement will be available in the lobby of Seegers Union, The Red Door Cafe on the lower level, in the classrooms of Moyer Hall, and in the Lithgow Science Auditorium in Trumbower Hall.  Note: In the event of excessive heat or other weather conditions, closed circuit television accommodations will be available in these areas as well. 

Livestreaming of both ceremonies may be viewed on the day of the event at


Weather Hotline – 484-664-6000