2014 commencement photo

Severe Weather Plan - School of Law

The University ceremony will remain in the Brookings Quadrangle even during heavy rain and inclement weather. In the event of severe weather, you will need to follow the instructions below. Information is subject to changes.  (updated 5/13/15)  


If Washington University adopts the Severe Weather plan at 7 a.m. on Friday, the University-wide Ceremony will convert to an undergraduate only ceremony. Due to space constraints, Law School Students and their guests will not attend.

Please note the time change for the photo. 

  • 10:00 a.m. - the Law School class photos will be rescheduled
    JDs in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (AB Hall, No. 310) and
    LLMs, MJSs, and JSDs in the Jordan Foundation Classroom (AB Hall, No. 204)

Every effort will be made to hold the Law School Recognition Ceremony at 1:15 p.m. in the Brookings Quadrangle as planned, including considering several short delays. Please consult the law school home page for updates. 

In the event of ongoing severe weather, the Law School Recognition Ceremony will be moved to 5:30 p.m. in the Athletic Complex. Please note the following times:

  • 4:45 p.m. - Students will line up in the athletic complex
  • 5:30 p.m. - the Law School Recognition Ceremony will begin in the athletic complex. Click here to view a map of the campus.

In the event of an indoor ceremony, a simulcast of the Law Commencement Ceremony will be available in Anheuser-Busch Hall in the following rooms: Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (310), Cullenbine Classroom (305), Zorensky Classroom (306), Trial Courtroom (309) and W.L. Hadley Griffin Student Commons (302). 

Law Students will be notified if the Severe Weather plan goes into effect via, the Law School homepage on the website and digital signage in the law school building (AB Hall). Law Students and their guests may also check the Washington University homepage and listen to local TV and radio news broadcasts.  

Questions? Contact - Jeanetta Nixon | Events Department | 314-935-6551