Inclement Weather Plan 

Please take notice to the following information regarding the Commencement exercises on May 13th, 2017. In the event that the Saturday Commencement exercises are threatened by rain, a final decision to initiate the specific plan below will be released Friday evening, May 12th.  Stay informed by paying attention to the Liberty University website, and related social media networks. 

Please note: If there is light rain, all activities will continue as scheduled. Ponchos will be provided as needed. 


Extensive rain for the Main Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.  

  • The Main Ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Vines Center.
    • The Business-undergraduate ceremony, originally scheduled at 12:30 p.m., will be the only group that attends the main ceremony at 10:00 a.m.
  • All 12:30 p.m. indoor degree ceremonies will take place at 10:00 a.m. in their assigned locations. The main ceremony will be live-streamed to each of these locations, and the degree presentation ceremony will immediately follow.
  • All 3:30 p.m. indoor degree ceremonies will take place at 2:30 p.m. A condensed version of the main ceremony will be viewed before degrees are presented.


Please direct any questions or concerns to