Change Villanova's Commencement Rain Plan

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Rather than rescheduling University Commencement for Saturday, May 19th in the event of poor weather on Friday, May 18th, we propose keeping college convocations on Saturday, May 19th.

After four years, eight semesters, and countless hours of hard work, the class of 2018 would prefer to take part in their respective individual college ceremonies and walk across the stage and have their name called.

We mean no disrespect for the hard work and planning for the commencement ceremony and activities, but individuals who sign this petition believe college convocations are of greater significance.


Class of 2018


Current Plan:

Should severe weather conditions (thunder, lightning and heavy rain) force the rescheduling of the University Commencement Ceremony, the measures below will be in effect. We ask for your patience and understanding should the University Commencement Ceremony need to be rescheduled.

Rescheduled Date: Saturday, May 19*
Location: The Stadium
Time: 10:00am  (gates to the Stadium would open at 8:30am)
*College Convocations would be canceled on Saturday should the University ceremony be rescheduled from Friday.  The schedule would include the University ceremony at 10am and Baccalaureate Mass at 4pm.  Should the weather persist through Saturday morning and not allow a ceremony to take place, the University Ceremony and the Baccalaureate Mass would take place at 4pm in one event.  

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