If weather conditions warrant a change of plans for an outdoor Commencement event, the decision will be made at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled start. A message will be posted on the Villanova University homepage as well as (610) 519-4505 and (610) 519-8882.
University Commencement Ceremony Severe Weather Contingency Plans
Should severe weather conditions (thunder, lightning and heavy rain) force a change of schedule for the University Commencement Ceremony, the event will be rescheduled to 10:00am on Saturday, May 20. We ask for your patience and understanding should the University Commencement Ceremony need to change.
Commencement Ceremony Simulcast and Webcast Information
There are several locations that are first-come, first-served seating opportunities to watch the University Ceremony via live simulcast in air-conditioned buildings:
- Bartley Hall: Room numbers 1001, 1010, 2001, 2010, 3001, 3010
- Driscoll Hall: Room numbers 132, 134, 221, 223, 225, 227, 240, 240, 246, 248
University Commencement Ceremony Live Video Streaming
The University Commencement Ceremony at 4 pm on Friday will be streamed live.
Recognition Ceremonies Severe Weather Contingency
College Recognition Ceremonies will be held outdoors in light rain, so please be prepared with umbrellas and rain gear. If it is determined that the weather is too severe (thunder, lightning and heavy rain) to hold an outdoor ceremony, the Recognition Ceremonies will be canceled and graduates should report to the indoor diploma pick up locations to receive their diploma. All ceremonies are recorded and are available to view after the weekend on the Villanova YouTube Channel.