Update: Due to tomorrow's poor weather forecast we have decided to move Commencement into the South Gym of the Wellness Center. Please enter through the double glass doors facing the tennis courts.
Seating is limited. Priority admittance will be given to the graduating class, their guests, and current Antioch students. The ceremony will be live streamed in the Foundry Theater and Room 219 of the Art and Science Building. We will also have golf cart shuttles to these overflow seating locations.
As it has been for decades, the area known as Red Square, between Antioch Hall and North Hall, is the traditional site of Antioch’s Commencement ceremony. Antiochians feel a strong tie to the crossing of “the mound” when they receive their diplomas.
PLEASE COME PREPARED TO BE OUTDOORS. Families should consider the comfort and well-being of guests who are elderly or require special resources when planning for the traditional outdoor ceremony.
Commencement will be moved indoors only in cases of extreme weather forecasts such as ongoing downpour, high tornado probability, or temperatures exceeding 95'F or below 50'F. Light sprinkles of rain and/or brisk wind are unlikely to cause the ceremony to be moved indoors.
The inclement weather call is made a few hours before Commencement begins (generally by 7:30 a.m.) to allow for all of the logistical changes that must be made. Students will be notified of the weather decision via e-mail a few hours before the Commencement ceremony.
In the unlikely case of sudden, extreme weather—unanticipated thunderstorms or high winds that spring up during the ceremony—standard security protocols will go into effect: the ceremony will be put on hold and students, faculty members, and guests will be moved to interior locations immediately surrounding the Commencement site.
If inclement weather is imminent, the ceremony will be held in the South Gym of the Wellness Center at Antioch College. Because of limited seating, only graduates, their families and guests, faculty, and special guests will be seated in South Gym. The remainder of the attendees can view a live stream of the ceremony from the Foundry Theater or the Art and Science Building.