What if it Rains on Saturday?
All of our efforts are focused to have the commencement ceremony in Paladin Stadium unless weather conditions absolutely require otherwise. Steady rain will require commencement to be held in Timmons Arena. Should we need to enact our “rain plan”, we will announce that decision via our campus alert systems and post a notice to the Furman home page at www.furman.edu. You may also call the university weather hotline at 864-294-3766 for the most up-to-date information.
If commencement must be held in Timmons because of the weather, graduates should enter the building via the tented entrance to the arena floor on the north side of the building (you can best reach these doors from the road going behind the stadium scoreboard). You should be inside the arena no later than 6:30 PM. Five guest tickets for the rain site will be issued to each degree candidate at rehearsal on Friday afternoon. Students should direct their guests to enter via the main doors to the arena. These doors will open at 6:00 PM and will be monitored by the University Police.
Livestream the event via the SoCon Digital Network at furman.edu/live. Streaming content will start 15 minutes before the ceremony begins.
Faculty, graduates, and singers are to park in the Chapel Lot South (between the chapel and football stadium). Walk behind the football visitor side stands and enter Timmons Arena at the lower seating level.