The Rain Plan affects those ceremonies that take place outdoors on campus (Ivy Cutting and Graduate Commencement). All other ceremonies are indoors (including Undergraduate Commencement at Tacoma Dome) and are unaffected by the Rain Plan.
The Rain Plan goes into effect only if there is a forecast for severe weather, including heavy rain and/or thunder and lightning. With such a forecast, SPU will send a Rain Plan Notice, via email, to all registered graduating students, as well as faculty and staff. If you do not receive this notice, you can assume the ceremonies will take place, as planned, outdoors. Please, however, plan for the weather. The ceremonies will take place outdoors even in light rain.