Severe Weather Plan

Graduate School Commencement will be held in the PE Complex regardless of weather conditions.

If the weather prevents the undergraduate ceremony from being conducted outdoors, the undergraduate ceremony will be moved to the PE Complex for a 5:30 p.m. start

Due to space restrictions in the Complex, each graduate may obtain tickets for up to 8 guests. These tickets may be claimed at:

  • the Student Union information desk (2nd floor) or 
  • the Registrar’s Office (University Center). 

Students who are unable to pick up tickets this week may do so on Saturday at the PE Complex ticket window from 3:30 - 5:30. Students needing more than 8 tickets may pick up additional tickets from 3:30 - 5:30 on Saturday at the PE Complex ticket window.

Additional overflow seating will be available in Jennett Hall for a live stream of the ceremony.

This change, if necessary, will be announced by 7 a.m. on Saturday morning (12/8/2018) via email, social media, and the VSU web site.

In the event that undergraduate commencement is relocated to the Complex on Saturday, the start time will remain 5:30 p.m. Graduates should still report to the Complex by 4 p.m. Line-up for graduates will be on the second floor mezzanine of the Complex arena.