The Commencement ceremony is held outdoors, rain or shine.

Dress for the Weather

Temperature and weather conditions can vary considerably between the beginning and end of the Commencement ceremony. Please come prepared for all weather conditions (bring warm coats, rain gear, hats, sunscreen, etc.) and wear shoes appropriate for damp, grassy terrain.

A tent will be located behind the general seating area for guests who wish protection from rain or sun. For those who prefer to be indoors, a live broadcast of the ceremony is provided in Wilson Hall in the McCullough Student Center (directly behind the rain tent) and Middlebury Chapel (up the hill).

Severe Weather

If severe weather poses a safety risk, the ceremony will be held indoors at the Peterson Family Athletics Complex. A severe weather announcement will be communicated to seniors via email and posted on the Commencement website as soon as the decision is made.

Middlebury Weather Forecast