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Rain Plan

If rain is likely, University officials will announce a decision regarding the rain plan on the home page of the commencement website; on a voicemail message at 336.758.5821; and on local radio (600 AM, 88.5 FM) and television (WXII, Channel 12) stations.

If rain is likely to end in the early morning, Commencement may be delayed until 9:30 or 10 a.m. in order to hold the program on Hearn Plaza.

If the rain plan is put into effect, Commencement will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Graduates must be at the Coliseum with their degree groups by 8:30 a.m. The order of the ceremony will be the same as that of the outdoor ceremony. Undergraduates will receive diplomas onstage. Graduate and professional students will receive diplomas at other locations.