Inclement Weather

Spring Commencement is scheduled to take place in Michigan Stadium, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the ceremony may be shortened, suspended, or concluded.

If a schedule adjustment is required due to severe weather, instructions will be given to guests via public address announcements and video screen messages. Graduates and guests are asked to listen for announcements and remain seated until instructed otherwise. These security measures are in place to provide a safe environment for everyone, and your cooperation is appreciated.

Given the size of Spring Commencement, it is not logistically feasible to move the ceremony to an indoor location.

In the case of light rain or other non-severe weather, the ceremony will continue in Michigan Stadium, and the following conditions may apply:

  • The ceremony may be shortened
  • The ceremony will still maintain essential elements such as the conferring of undergraduate degrees

Please note: umbrellas are not permitted in Michigan Stadium but rain coats and ponchos are allowed.