Inclement Weather Policy

The Spring Undergraduate Ceremony will be held outdoors at Hughes Memorial Stadium. Please dress for the weather.

In the event of severe weather conditions (thunderstorm, strong winds, etc.), the University will hold two separate Commencement Exercises in the Hill Field House, one in the morning for the first group of schools/colleges and one in the afternoon for the second group of schools/colleges, according to the following plan:

Morning Commencement Exercises (Hill Field House)
Time: 9:30am

School of Business & Management
School of Architecture & Planning
School of Engineering
School of Global Journalism & Communication
School of Community Health & Policy

Afternoon Commencement Exercises (Hill Field House)
Time: 3:00pm

College of Liberal Arts
School of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences
School of Education & Urban Studies
School of Social Work

Only in the case of severe weather will guests be required to have tickets for Hill Field House.

Guest Admit Tickets for admission to Hill Field House will be required under the Inclement Weather Plan, and all graduating students will be issued Guest Tickets.  Students will be issued Guest Tickets at rehearsal.

Those guests who do not have Guest Tickets for Hill Field House will be able to view the Exercises in the University Student Union and the Gilliam Concert Hall of Murphy Fine Arts Center. Guests are encouraged to park in the large parking lot at that location.

Stay updated: Emergency information will be posted on this website and on Twitter at @MorganStateU.