The Severe Weather Plan (SWP) for Commencement will be enacted if the weather is deemed dangerous with torrential downpour, high winds, lightning, and any other unsafe condition to hold the ceremony outside at the stadium. If it is only raining, the ceremony will remain outdoors at Schoellkopf Stadium.
If severe weather is expected Sunday morning, the ceremony will be delayed or moved indoors. Details will be announced starting 8:00am at www.cornell.edu.
If Delayed: The procession and ceremony may be delayed up to 2 hours, then remain outdoors as planned. Afternoon college event times may adjust, as necessary.
If Moved Indoors (SWP Ceremony): One indoor ceremony for all STUDENTS ONLY will be held inside Barton Hall at 10:30am, with no procession. Families may watch the ceremony remotely. All details of this SWP are outlined below, as many logistics will change.
Go directly to Barton Hall.
No procession, wear cap & gown, sit with college
9:00am Doors open for students only, in seats by 10:15am
11:30am Leave Barton, join family at college event location
12:00pm Attend college event with your family
Families & Guests
Do NOT go to Barton Hall. Plan to watch the Livestream.
9:00am Go directly to location of your afternoon college event to watch the 10:30 livestream, or watch on your own device at Cornell’s website.
11:30am Student will join you at college event location
12:00pm Attend college event with your student
Event locations will open early to provide livestream viewing of the Barton Hall ceremony on monitors or from own devices.
Families and Guests who attended college events on Friday or Saturday (don’t have a Sunday college event) may go to the viewing locations below to view the Commencement ceremony livestream on Cornell’s website, or on own devices from hotels, motels, or other locations off campus.
The Commencement ceremony will be streamed online at Cornell’s website, beginning 10:30am EST.
Livestream Viewing Locations
Appel Commons – Multipurpose Room
Bartels Hall – Newman Arena
Bradfield Hall – Room 101
Corson-Mudd Hall – Atrium and Room 106
Kennedy Hall – Call Auditorium
Morrison Hall – Room 146
Robert Purcell Community Center – various rooms
Sage Hall – First Floor and Basement Classrooms
Statler Hall – Statler Auditorium
University Residence Halls – many TV Lounges
West Campus – Keeton Dining Room
West Campus – Rose Dining Room
Local Spectrum Cable, Channel 16
Campus TVs only (in dorms) on Direct TV Channel 1 or 101
Bus routes will be adjusted to disperse students close to Barton Hall, and take guests close to the various college/department locations across campus.
Since students will be in Barton Hall until 11:30am, families may take their time getting to campus to attend ONLY their student’s college/department event taking place at NOON.