University develops alternate plans for commencement in case of weather issues

With TCU’s Commencement planned for the Amon G. Carter Stadium, an outdoor venue, the University has  made plans for a festive and dignified celebration. The ultimate goal is for graduates to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas with their families and friends in attendance to help them celebrate this momentous occasion.

TCU is working toward that goal, with the understanding that the safety of graduates and guests must come first. In the event of inclement weather, the University will hold an alternative ceremony that allows the graduates to walk across a stage, shake hands with Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. and their dean, and receive their diplomas. If there is significant rain that morning, TCU will make a decision by 8 a.m. as to whether the outdoor ceremony will be attempted. If TCU decides that it is not feasible to hold the outdoor ceremony, it will make an announcement on the TCU Commencement website.

If it has been determined that the weather prohibits a safe or comfortable outdoor ceremony, Commencement will be shifted indoors to the Champions Club, an attractive venue located within Amon G. Carter Stadium. Due to space constraints, spectators will not be allowed in this area. However, a professional video company will film the event to be broadcast live on monitors located in the concourse of the Stadium and the Jumbotrons, as well as in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom and Auditorium, where families and friends will be able to see their graduates receive their diplomas.

As always, the commencement ceremony will be live-streamed on the web, via a link* at the top of the commencement web site, and Flash Photography will capture the traditional photos as the graduates exit the stage. TCU is proud to participate in one of the most important events of a lifetime and will make every effort to assure that this May 10, 2014 ceremony is memorable for our graduates, regardless of the weather.

 

*Note – to be able to view the livestream from an iPhone or iPad, you will need to download the YTLive app available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youtube/id544007664?mt=8. Search for #tcugrad on www.tagboard.com to see graduation photos and stories.