Commencement Ceremonies This Weekend, Rain or Shine

The Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 11, 2013 will take place rain or shine. Please bring umbrellas, rain jackets, and other appropriate rain gear in preparation for rainy weather.

Please note that the ceremony will be live streamed on the web and therefore may be viewed by computer. If conditions are unfavorable for some members of your party to attend, they may access the 2013 Commencement Live Stream  on Saturday.

Should unsafe conditions arise during the ceremony, such as extreme storms or lightening, guests will be directed to shelter in one of the University’s buildings. Degrees will be available for pick-up in the William M. Anderson Center half an hour after the threat has passed. Notifications will be placed on the UMW website (

The Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10 will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the William M. Anderson Center.

For more information about the ceremonies, please visit the Commencement webpage.  One change in Saturday’s Commencement ceremony,  the UMW Philharmonic will not perform live as originally planned.

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