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Inclement Weather Info

Inclement Weather Plan: In case of inclement weather, graduates in full regalia should report to the University Chapel by 8:15 a.m. rather than the graduate line-up in front of the Administration building. Guests should go to the other buildings on campus: Robertson Hall, the Communication/Theatre building, Library, the Classroom building, and Founders' Inn. Rooms will be set up to view the ceremony. Guests who are unable to come to campus can view the ceremony live online, rain or shine, at www.regent.edu/commencement. The ceremony is very unlikely to be moved for non-severe weather conditions. Do not go to the alternate location without notification (via Regent alert, website or hotline) that the ceremony has been relocated.

Inclement Weather Notification: If the ceremony is relocated for severe weather, notification will be sent via Regent Alert and posted to the Regent University website. Guests should call the Regent Hotline at 757.352.4777 for a recorded message with full inclement weather details. Guests at The Founders Inn and Spa will be given written notices at their doors. Do not go to the alternate location without notification (via Regent alert, website or hotline) that the ceremony has been relocated.

Inclement Weather Alternate Location: The ceremony will be held entirely indoors on the Regent University campus in the event of severe weather. Graduates in full regalia should report to the University Chapel by 8:15 a.m. Guests will be welcomed into buildings across campus, including Robertson Hall, the Communication/Theatre building, Library, the Classroom building, and Founders' Inn. Please refer to the campus map.

For Guests: If the Commencement ceremony is relocated due to inclement weather, the ceremony start will be delayed until 10:00 a.m. Security and volunteers will assist with directing guests. Security will be randomly checking bags upon entrance, so please plan accordingly and refrain from bringing overly large items.

For Graduates: If the Commencement ceremony is relocated due to inclement weather, the ceremony start will be delayed until 10:00 a.m. Due to the additional logistical challenges, graduates should still arrive by 8:15 a.m.