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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
Time

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
Faculty
Students

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.