Because Tufts does not have an indoor facility large enough to accommodate graduates and their guests (about 20,000 people) for Phase I, the Commencement Committee has recommended that in the event of rain, an abbreviated ceremony will take place at the main Commencement site. In case of severe weather, Phase I may be cancelled. Phase I is also simulcast via the Internet and is available for viewing in a number of classrooms. Other school or department ceremonies also may be affected by weather. An announcement regarding any changes in the Commencement Day schedule will be made prior to the start of Phase I. The website will also be updated with any potential announcements as they become available. You are urged to be prepared with appropriate clothing, including low-heeled shoes, umbrellas—and a good sense of humor.
Some Phase II ceremonies take place in an indoor facility, while others will be outside, including some under tents. Please consult the Commencement Office (617-627-3636) for any Phase II severe weather plans.