Violent Weather

Commencement will not be moved from the Ketcham Community Center because of inclement weather.  If violent weather is predicted, a decision regarding commencement ceremony will be communicated via local radio stations, utilization of Campus Connection text messaging, and on the NCMC home page.

If the ceremony is not cancelled but violent thunderstorms ensue, participants will be asked to follow Plan B –

Morning Ceremony Time Afternoon Ceremony
Group/Procedure Violent Weather Plan
8:15AM 12:15PM Students Line up on walking track according to staff directions.
8:30AM 12:30PM Faculty and Platform Party Platform personnel robe in Sugg A.

Faculty robe in Sugg B.

8:50AM 12:50PM Commencement march begins in the following order:
Platform personnel
Platform personnel and faculty leave the Sugg Rooms and enter the auditorium through the northwest doorway when the processional music begins.

Faculty Marshals lead the students from the walking track (side-by-side) down the stairs and through the lobby to the northwest auditorium door. Students proceed in to the auditorium and to their seats as directed.

The Procession is now the same as it is for good weather.