Cumberland University

Rain Plan

Because of the weather forecast for Saturday, the commencement exercises will be held indoors at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. Each graduate has been provided with six (6) tickets: one of these tickets will be required for the graduate to enter the facility, and the other five (5) tickets will be for family and friends. EVERYONE MUST HAVE a complimentary "rain plan" ticket for entry.  Please note: Children age 4 and under who can sit in a parent's lap will not need a ticket, otherwise no one will be allowed to enter without a ticket. All degree candidates will receive their tickets when they pick-up their cap and gown at the Catron Alumni House Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

For guests who do not have tickets, there will be four overflow locations where the commencement ceremony will be broadcast live: Heydel Fine Arts Center, Baird Chapel in Memorial Hall, the tiered classroom on the first floor of Labry Hall, and the Phillips Dining Hall. Tickets are not required for overflow seating.

Candidates for graduation should report at 8:30 AM dressed in regalia and enter through the front entrance of the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. Candidates will need to locate their seat and stay seated, to allow room for guests entering the building. 

Guests of students may enter the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center at 9:00 AM, through the front entrance. Tickets will be collected upon entry.  No one may enter the building without a rain ticket.   Your cooperation is very important.  There is no re-entry into the building, please share this information with your guests.

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