Weather Plan

In case of light rain, the ceremony will still be held outdoors. Guests can remain outdoors in the Library Plaza, or they may watch the ceremony indoors at the nearby Taylor Music Center (Emerson Auditorium) and Olin Hall (Room 115).

In the event of sustained, drenching rain or severe weather, the ceremony will be held in the Memorial Field House and rain tickets will be required. Each student will receive four such tickets. They need to go to their campus mailboxes to pick them up.

Others may gather in College Park Hall (recommended: air-conditioned and spacious/plenty of parking) or Olin Hall (Room 115) to view the ceremony on a big screen.

The College will also broadcast the ceremony live, and guests can view it in real time, during good or bad weather. The link for the broadcast will appear on the main commencement web page. The unedited video archive will be posted on the College website for unlimited access.