In the event of severe weather (including lightning or wind gusts over 60 mph), the ceremony will move into the Athletic & Fitness Center (AFC). The decision of whether or not to prepare the AFC will be made by the college president by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding commencement.

Due to limited seating inside the AFC, each graduate may invite three guests to view the ceremony in the main gym. Guests must have a wristband to enter the main gym. Additional guests may view the ceremony via a live video feed in the auxiliary gym.

If dangerous weather is forecast, an announcement will be posted on and the Lakeland Emergency Hotline at 440-525-7242. Graduates and their guests are asked to check these sources before traveling to campus.

In the event of an unexpected fast-moving storm on the Saturday morning of commencement, the college president will issue a time delay. When the weather clears and is safe for the ceremony to begin, the ceremony will take place in the tent.

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