Commencement Severe Weather Plan | Webster University

Commencement Severe Weather Plan


The Muny is a “rain or shine” outdoor venue. Participants and guests are advised to be prepared for inclement weather.  In the event of severe weather while at the Muny, guests will be directed to shelters by the Muny and Webster Public Safety staff.

Any changes to the Commencement schedule will be posted on:

Webster Alerts

Current students, faculty and staff can opt-in to receive Webster Alerts for the 2019 Commencement. In Connections, access your Webster Alert account and select the "opt-in" tab. Check the "subscribe" box next to 2019 Commencement.

Muny Cancellation

If the Commencement at the Muny is canceled for any reason, students, friends and families are invited to go to the Webster Groves campus where smaller school/college-specific events will take place.

The abbreviated college/school events will be held simultaneously approximately four hours after the cancellation announcement is made.

Detailed information for the start time for college-specific events will be posted using the aforementioned channels. Specific locations for events on the Webster Groves campus will be:

  • College of Arts & Sciences: Browning Hall, Room 160
  • George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology: East Academic Building – Edward Jones Commons
  • School of Communications: Grant Gymnasium
  • School of Education: Webster Hall – Winifred Moore Auditorium
  • Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts: Loretto-Hilton Center

A photographer will be available at each location to take photos of graduating students with their dean.

Any other activity is organized by the college/school.