Commencement Inclement Weather Plan

In case of inclement weather, each graduate’s family will be issued two tickets to watch the commencement exercises inside the Spiro Sports Center. The tickets are part of each graduate's packet available at the Wagner College bookstore. No one will be allowed into the Sports Center without a ticket into this venue.In case of severe weather, the undergraduate (bachelor's degree candidates) will line up in Megerle Hall; The graduate (master's degree candidates) will line up in the Spiro Sports Center Hallway (by the swimming pool). At the same time, each family will be issued three tickets to view the ceremony from one of the alternate sites. There will be four (4) alternate viewing sites where family and friends can watch commencement on a large screen television monitor. These sites are the main dining hall, Main Hall Theater, and Spiro classrooms 2 and 5. These set-ups are for those family members who do not have the rain tickets to get into the actual commencement ceremony in the Spiro Sports Center. The Spiro Sports Center will open at 9:00AM to begin seating people for commencement exercises.

  • Only those people who hold rain plan tickets will be allowed in the gymnasium.
  • We are sorry, but no exceptions will be made to this rule.
  • Please inform your family members that they must bring the rain tickets with them to commencement.

Campus facilities surrounding Sutter Oval will be open for people to congregate while waiting for commencement. This includes the Horrmann Library, Spiro Hall and the Spiro Sports Center. The large reception tent located on the Oval will also be available for people to use. Restrooms will be available in all of the buildings around the Sutter Oval, including: Spiro Hall, Horrmann Library and the Spiro Sports Center. Any family members with special needs (wheelchairs, handicap access) will be assisted by the Public Safety Officers.