Severe Weather Information

The commencement ceremonies will be held outdoors rain or shine in Goodman Stadium. We highly recommend guests dress for the weather and bring such items as sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, ponchos, raingear, stadium cushions, and comfortable shoes.

In the event of extreme weather conditions that threaten personal safety (such as a severe thunderstorm, lightning, or tornado), a ceremony will be moved inside Stabler Arena on Goodman Campus. Students should arrive by 9 a.m. dressed in regalia with printed GradPass. Students will be seated with their college inside the Arena; there will not be a student procession. Faculty should arrive dressed in regalia and will be directed to the line-up location for the procession.

The decision to move a ceremony indoors will be determined by the President and Provost. The decision will be shared by 6:30 a.m. the morning of each ceremony. Please note: The weather will be monitored throughout the morning. If threatening weather approaches after 9 a.m., attendees will be urged to take cover. Depending on the forecast, the President will be advised to resume or cancel the ceremony.

If the ceremonies are to move indoors, each student will receive a specified number of general admission tickets. The number of students that have RSVP’d to attend a ceremony will determine the number of tickets distributed to each student. To be prepared, these tickets will be emailed in advance to each student who confirmed their participation. Reminder: The ceremonies will be live-streamed on the Lehigh Commencement homepage. With the amount of undergraduates expected to attend the undergraduate ceremony, Baker Hall will be available for additional guests to watch the livestream of the undergraduate ceremony taking place inside Stabler Arena. Seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

This page will provide up-to-the-minute information regarding the status of the ceremony location that could be changed due to predicted weather. We advise students, guests, faculty, and staff to bookmark this page.


Schedule as of 2.1.22:

Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Sunday, May 22

  • 10 a.m. - Goodman Stadium

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 23

  • 10 a.m. - Goodman Stadium


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Events at or call (610) 758-4682.