The fall commencement ceremony is an indoor event, but weather in December can be unpredictable and will be held rain, snow, or shine. As long as there is no threat posed to students, families and other participants in commencement, the ceremony will continue as scheduled. We encourage all graduates to dress appropriately - including proper footwear - and to prepare your guests.
If severe weather were to make it impossible for anyone to travel to the Convention Center, a rescheduled ceremony would be considered. Graduates can elect to participate in any commencement ceremony following the completion of degree requirements, so by choosing to participate, graduates acknowledge the risk of ceremony cancellation.