Commencement FAQs

What happens if it rains?
In the event of rain, the ceremony will move to O'Laughlin Auditorium, Moreau Center for the Arts. Tickets will be required since seating will be limited. Graduates will be given two tickets each. The decision to hold the ceremony indoors will be made by 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

My elderly relatives are going to attend. Is there somewhere indoors they can watch the ceremony? 
Yes. The ceremony will be simulcast in Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center. 

Where can I find out about wheelchair accessibility on campus? 
Visit the campus map with accessibility areas marked.

I'm coming from out of town. Where can I locate information about area lodging and meals? 
You can find information at Visit South Bend - Places to Stay.

Questions regarding on campus accommodations during Commencement Weekend should be directed to the Department of Residence Life at 574-284-4522.

For additional questions, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 574-284-4562.