This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on May 16 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:
With inclement weather potentially in the forecast on Monday, May 21, Wake Forest University commencement organizers encourage graduates and their families to pay special attention to the severe weather plan.
University leaders will continue to monitor conditions and will make every attempt to hold the commencement ceremony outside on Hearn Plaza. In the event of some rain, commencement exercises may still continue outdoors. Ponchos will be available for graduates, but guests are encouraged to bring their own rain gear and plan accordingly.
If weather predictions suggest a threat to safety or conditions that prevent us from holding commencement outside, the University will announce a move to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday evening. Additional information is included in the severe weather plan.