The UGA Undergraduate Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016, will be held at Sanford Stadium rain or shine. Only in case of severe weather will the Undergraduate ceremony be rescheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Severe weather is defined as rain accompanied by high wind, thunder, and lightning.
If it is raining on the morning of May 13, but not declared severe weather, the ceremony will be held as planned in the stadium. The degree candidates will not process onto the field, but will report directly to their assigned seats on the field. Each student will be provided poncho to wear.
The decision whether to hold the Undergraduate exercise outside, or move to the severe weather plan, will be made by 10 a.m. on Friday, May 13, and the information will be placed on the UGA home page by 10:30 a.m.
Major local radio stations will be provided the information, but please be aware that many stations rely on computerized programming and are not able to broadcast special announcements.
For guests who do not wish to attend if it is raining, the ceremony will be broadcast live on Channel 15 of the University Cable System, and on Channel 181 of the Charter Cable System. It also will be streamed live here. Also, visitors to campus may view the ceremony in the Tate Student Center Theater.
The Graduate Commencement ceremony will be held indoors at Stegeman Coliseum Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10 a.m. Therefore the University's Inclement Weather Policy does not apply.