Severe Weather Details


The safety of all Commencement participants and guests is at the forefront of our planning for a successful event. The severe weather plans for this event will allow students and their families to be at the center of this important experience.

In the event of severe weather:

Friday, May 19:

  • Graduate and Adult Commencement Ceremony will be held at the regularly scheduled 6:00 p.m. time inside the McCann Arena

Saturday, May 20

  • Three indoor ceremonies will be held at McCann Arena, allowing up to six guests per graduate.

Ceremony Details:

9:00 a.m. - School of Communication & the Arts

1:00 p.m. - Schools of Management and Science

5:00 p.m. - Schools of Computer Science & Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Liberal Arts

Notification Process

If a decision is made to move indoors, all graduates will be notified via their Marist email and the MaristAlert text messaging system, and information will be posted on the Marist website. For the Saturday, May 20 ceremony electronic tickets would be issued to graduates for guest admission using the same ticketing app used for athletic events.