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 not hold its Saturday, May 19, 2018, Commencement Exercises in Hughes Memorial Stadium, as planned.  Instead of one ceremony, it will hold two separate Commencement Exercises in the Hill Field House, one in the morning for the first group of schools and one in the afternoon for the second group of schools, according to the following plan:

9:30 a.m. — Morning Commencement Exercises (Hill Field House)

• James H.  Gilliam College of Liberal Arts
• School of Community Health and Policy
• School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
• School of Education and Urban Studies
• School of Social Work

4:00 p.m. –Afternoon Commencement Exercises (Hill Field House)

• School of Architecture and Planning
• Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management
• School of Engineering
• Scholl of Global Journalism and Communication

Guest Tickets for admission to Hill Field House will be required under the Severe Weather Plan, and all graduating students will be issued seven (7) Guest Tickets.  Students will be issued Guest Tickets immediately following Rehearsal on May 18, 2018.

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