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 a 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 Counseling 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