The Catholic University of America

 

Inclement Weather

The university has a plan in place in the case of inclement weather. This plan includes all the major Commencement participants. The university will make every attempt to hold the General Commencement outdoors regardless of the weather. In the case of light rain, the outdoor ceremony will be shortened appropriately. If the weather precludes the outdoor ceremony, the university will make an announcement on the CUA Web site no later than 8 a.m. and all graduates and their guests will be advised to move directly to the following locations at the "rain time" posted below for the diploma distribution ceremonies. The president, chancellor and provost will move to individual ceremonies for the conferral of degrees. The Commencement address will become part of the Arts and Sciences undergraduate ceremony in the Great Upper Church of the basilica. For a map of the campus, please click here.
 
 
 
 
School
Original Time
Rain Time
Place
Conferral Time
By Whom
A & S (UG)
11:45 a.m.
10 a.m.
Upper Basilica
10-10:30 a.m.
President
Theology
and Rel. Studies
11:45 a.m. 
10:30 a.m. 
Hartke Theatre
10:30-11 a.m.
Chancellor
Music
11:45 a.m. 
10:30 a.m. 
Ward Hall
John Paul Room
10:30-11 a.m.
 
Provost
A & S (Grad)
11:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. 
Pryzbyla Center
10:45-11:15 a.m.
President 
Metropolitan
1:30 p.m. 
11 a.m.
Law School, Atrium 
11-11:15 a.m.
Provost 
Canon Law
11:45 a.m. 
11:15 a.m.
Caldwell Hall,
Happel Room 
11:15-11:30 a.m. 
Chancellor
Nursing 
11:45 a.m. 
11:15 a.m. 
DuFour Center 
11:15 -11:45 a.m.
President
Philosophy
11:45 a.m. 
11:30 a.m.
Theological
College, Chapel
11:30 a.m.-Noon
Chancellor
Engineering
11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
Law School,
Byron Auditorium
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
President
Architecture
11:45 a.m. 
11:45 a.m. 
Crough Center,
Auditorium
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Provost
NCSSS
1:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
Ceremonial Tent by Shahan Hall
1-1:30 p.m.
Provost
Bus & Econ
12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m.
Ceremonial Tent behind McMahon Hall
12:15-12:45 p.m.
Provost