The Commencement ceremony will be held rain or shine on the Main Quad. Graduates are free to wear rain gear over their gowns. High heels are not recommended. Guests should come prepared for all weather conditions, including rain or hot sun.

In the Event of Extreme Weather

In the event of extreme weather conditions that threaten personal safety (such as a severe thunderstorm), the Commencement ceremony may be held in the Koeppel Community Sports Center (175 New Britain Avenue). In the unlikely event that the ceremony must be held in the Koeppel Community Sports Center, seating will be limited to two guest tickets per graduate. Extreme weather tickets will be distributed to degree candidates at Grad Fest, Monday, May 15. IDP, master’s, spring semester study away, and December completers’ extreme weather tickets will be mailed to their preferred address.

If changes are required due to extreme weather, details will be communicated by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, in the following ways:

Ceremony Viewing Locations

The following locations will be available for friends and family members who do not have extreme weather tickets to view the ceremony:

Boyer Auditorium, Jacob Life Sciences Center
Cinestudio, Clement Chemistry Building
Goodwin Theater, Austin Arts Center
McCook Auditorium, McCook Academic Building
Washington Room, Mather Hall

Watch Online

A live video of the in-person Commencement ceremony will be available online beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Check our website for a link to the live broadcast.