Commencement Health Protocols

Health & Safety Protocols

2022 Graduation Event Attendance

  • Potential event participants experiencing any CDC-recognized COVID-19 symptoms must not attend any graduation events in person but should participate virtually instead

Inclement Weather Plans

  • During line-up for Baccalaureate, in the case of dangerous weather (thunderstorm, hailstorm) graduates will assemble in the lower level of the Cathedral instead of on the lawn
  • During line-up for Commencement, in the case of dangerous weather (thunderstorm, hailstorm) graduates will assemble in the Great Hall of the Hunthausen Activity Center instead of near Guadalupe Hall; faculty and staff will assemble in the lobby of the PE Center instead of in the back parking lot; guests will be encouraged to remain in their vehicles until it is safe to enter the Stadium stands
  • During the Commencement ceremony, in case of dangerous weather (thunderstorm, hailstorm) a short delay or break in the ceremony will be announced -- all guests in the stadium stands will be directed to their vehicles, or under the stadium if their vehicle is not nearby; all graduates on the field will be directed to the Great Hall of the Hunthausen Activity Center; all faculty and staff on the field will be directed to the PE Center lobby

    Baccalaureate Mass in Cathedral of St. Helena

    • All guests are required to present a ticket for entry into the Cathedral as available seating is very limited

    Commencement Ceremony in Nelson Stadium

    • Only graduates, dignitaries, faculty, staff, and volunteers will be allowed on the field
    • Water will be available for purchase/donation by guests who do not bring their own; in the event that a guest feels faint from sun or heat, they may go under the stands temporarily for shade