It is expected to rain Commencement weekend. Please read the following instructions to make sure that your Commencement ceremony experience is as enjoyable as possible. 

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Viewing the Ceremony
The ceremony will be held as scheduled under the tent on the Quad if it rains. For guests who want to view the ceremony remotely from indoor locations, the University will live stream the event. Guests who wish to view the live stream indoors can do so in the following locations: 

  • Dining Hall 
  • Mandell 114 
  • Life Sciences Building lobby and auditorium (shuttle buses will NOT be available to or from the LSB). 

There will be volunteers on campus to direct guests to the live stream locations. You can also view the locations on the campus map. You can view the live stream from any computer.
What to Wear
Flat shoes are recommended because the ground will be wet. Please dress for cool weather and rain. There will be a tent, and the University will make every effort to make sure the ground is as dry as possible.

The registrar's booth will be located under the Work Hall porch. 

Shuttle Route 
Shuttles will be available near Public Safety/the Welcome Center, between Lasker and Mandell, and near D Lot. Shuttles will not be available at the Life Sciences Building. 

Photo Booth
The photo booth is canceled due to the weather.

Questions and Accommodations
For questions and assistance on the day of the ceremony for guests with mobility challenges, please call public safety at 215.489.4444. 

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