Inclement Weather Plan - Sun Devil Stadium
If University Undergraduate Commencement or other college ceremonies cannot be held in Sun Devil Stadium due to inclement weather, the ceremony must be canceled. No indoor facility on campus can accommodate the graduating students and 15,000+ guests. Every reasonable effort will be made to hold the graduation event as planned.
If it is raining or rain is forecast on the ceremomy day, graduates and guests should come prepared with appropriate rain gear. Ponchos, raincoats, and something to cover wet bleachers are advised for guests. Umbrellas ARE NOT permitted in Sun Devil Stadium.
If weather is severe enough (heavy rain, lightning, thunderstorms, tornado watch/warning) to necessitate a delay in the start of the ceremony, instructions will be announced on site to graduates and guests. After delaying the ceremony for as much as one hour, if the forecast indicates no change in the severity of the weather, cancellation of the ceremony will be announced.
If the ceremony is underway but is interrupted by severe weather, graduates and guests should follow instructions as announced. It is advised that you prearrange a meeting place, outside of the stadium, with your family and guests in case the ceremony is canceled.
All information is subject to change. We recommend checking back periodically for current information.