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Inclement Weather

The UGA Undergraduate Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 7 p.m.on Friday, May 9, 2014, will be held inside Sanford Stadium rain or shine. Only in case of severe weather will the Undergraduate ceremony be rescheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 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 9, 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 a 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 9, 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 are not able to broadcast special announcements. 

For guests who do not wish to attend if it is raining, the ceremony will be televised on University Channel 15 and streamed on the UGA web page here. Also, visitors to campus may view the ceremony in the Tate Student Center Theater.