Commencement Rain Plan

Contact: Susan S. Miller
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs
tel: 901-272-5152 :: 1-800-727-1088
cell: 901-283-0107

Commencement Rain Plan

Our plan is to commence on the lawn at Levitt Shell at 10 a.m. this Saturday, May 10th, however we want to take the extra precaution of advising you of our rain plan.  If inclement weather absolutely prevents an outdoor ceremony (i.e. thunder, lightening, torrential downpour), we will move indoors to Memphis College of Art’s Callicott Auditorium.  Each graduate will receive three tickets for confirmed seating—all other seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We will not move the ceremony for a light rain– in that case we recommend appropriate footwear and umbrellas for outside.

In the event of moving to Callicott Auditorium, the ceremony will begin at 10:20 a.m.  Students should gather outside the side door (near metals) to process into the auditorium at 10:20 a.m. down the center aisle in rehearsed order.  Reserved seats for students will be in the center rows of the auditorium.

Please let your attending family and friends know!  We will post ceremony changes and information as it becomes available or make this information available through our security office at 901-507-3030 by 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  The Commencement reception will be held in the upper and lower galleries of Rust Hall immediately following the ceremony.

Best wishes, The Commencement Committee