Ticket & Weather Policy
Commencement ceremony will be held outside rain or shine, no tickets required.
In the event of severe inclimate weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Main Gym, tickets will be required.
Tickets will arrive to the address on file of the graduating students. Each student is given two (2) tickets. Seating will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis for those with tickets. No one will be admitted to the Gym without a ticket. Additional seats are available in the McInnis Auditorium for the live broadcast of the ceremony. Please cut out tickets and give them to your guests to bring to Commencement. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.
Commencement Cancellation Circumstances and Procedures
Should bad weather or other emergency conditions* cause a Commencement ceremony held on St. David's campus to be canceled, the following protocol will be followed:
1. The call to hold or not hold Commencement will be made by the Provost, in consulation with the Director of Campus Services.
2. The call will be made:
- Before 8:00am for the 10:00am ceremony
- Before 1:00pm for the 3:00pm ceremony
- At least two full hours before the start of any ceremony that may begin at another time.
3. Notification will be through the regular emergency and weather closing methods.
4. A cancelled Commencement ceremony will not be rescheduled.
5. A website will be set up that will contain the full speeches of all speakers, Presidents and Board Members greetings, scripture reading, student honors, graduated names, and other available information for student and guest review.
6. Diploma covers will be mailed out with the diplomas.
*Partial listing of possible causes for cancellation:
- Dangerous conditions
- International or area pandemic
- Road closings
- Venue specific emergency