Bad Weather Instructions

These instructions refer only to ceremonies held in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.

*NOTE: SUMMER 2016 ceremonies will NOT be held at the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum due to an on-going coliseum renovation.  See the "Commencement Schedules" page ( for instructions.

In the event of inclement weather during the Friday or Saturday commencement ceremonies:

  • All graduating candidates should go directly to the ground floor of the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum upon arrival.
  • Marshals will be available on the ground floor to direct graduation candidates to their appropriate seat.
  • Students heading to the ground floor should enter through gates 24-28 and find the nearby stairs that lead down.
  • Registrar staff will be on call at the coliseum to provide further assistance and instruction.