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Severe Weather

In the event of potentially dangerous weather, i.e. lightning, Thursday’s main ceremony will be moved indoors to the Recreation Center and follow the schedule outlined in the Severe Weather Scenario:

Severe Weather Scenario Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ceremony I
Doors open: 2:30 p.m.
No Procession
Ceremony 3–4 p.m.

Arts and Communication
Business
Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science
Science

Ceremony II
Doors open: 5 p.m.
No procession
Ceremony: 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Education
Engineering
Graduate Studies
Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduates will participate in one of two main ceremonies, depending on their school. Seating is limited to two guests per graduate, and guests will require a ticket for entry. Tickets for the Severe Weather Scenario must be picked up during the Graduation Fair at the TCNJ Bookstore on April 3 and 4. Tickets are not replaceable. Guests without a ticket will be directed to a live simulcast of the ceremony in various indoor locations on campus. Departmental/school ceremonies will not be impacted by the weather and will occur as scheduled.

Methods of Notification

The decision to activate the Severe Weather Scenario will be made by 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 18. Guests will be notified in the following ways:

1. An announcement will be posted to TCNJ’s homepage, and the main page of this website.

2. TCNJ’s Facebook and Twitter feeds will be updated.

3. Callers may dial TCNJ’s hotline at 609.637.6000. The greeting on this extension will inform callers if the severe weather scenario is in effect.

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