Photos from the 2013 Commencement

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.


As Commencement day approaches, we would like to remind you that although a warm, sunny day is expected, this is St. Louis—and severe weather is always a possibility. In preparation for the possibility of Severe Weather, it is important that all students familiarize themselves with the University’s Severe Weather plan.

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.

The Law School Group Photo will be rescheduled to 10 a.m. with 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).

If the weather is severe at 9.a.m., the Law Commencement Ceremony will be moved from the tent on Mudd Field to the Athletic Complex Recreational Gym, where seating is limited. The Law Commencement Ceremony will then be at 11:30 a.m. In preparation for the possibility of an indoor Law School Ceremony, please go ahead and distribute as soon as possible the two tickets sent in an email to your family and friends. These tickets are needed to attend the indoor ceremony in the Recreational Gym. Each graduate will be limited to two guests. (Please note: Tickets are not needed if the weather conditions permit the ceremony to be held in the tent on Mudd Field.) Click here to view a map of the campus.

In the event of an indoor ceremony, all remaining guests will be asked to view a simulcast of the Law Commencement Ceremony in Anheuser-Busch Hall in the following rooms:
Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (310), Morris Classroom (202), Jordan Foundation Classroom (204), and Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel and Hetlage Classroom (401).

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

Questions? Contact - Liz Deken | Events Department | 314-935-3410