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Plans for Weather Emergency and FSU Commencement

Spring Ceremony:

Should a weather emergency be forecast before or during the FSU Commencement, the following applies:

  •  Should local weather forecasts make the holding of the ceremony inadvisable, we will cancel the ceremony and it would not be re-scheduled. Graduates and guests should monitor Framingham State University’s website (, the Commencement webpage (, and stumail accounts in the days leading up to the ceremony to stay informed.


  • Should a dangerous weather emergency materialize once the ceremony has begun, the ceremony will be cancelled, the Commencement venue will be evacuated, and the ceremony will not be re-scheduled. Dangerous weather emergencies would include high wind conditions and severe lightning storms. In such a circumstance, to the extent possible, graduates and their guests will be given directions from the stage regarding evacuation procedures. Exits from the commencement tent are clearly marked. Please note:  Any designated shelter locations would be decided on at the time of the emergency as to not send the guests into the path of the weather hazard.


  • If the ceremony is cancelled due to a weather emergency, diplomas will be available for pick-up Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Student Services Center on the fifth floor of the McCarthy Center. Contact the Registrar’s Office at if you are unable to pick up your diploma during regular business hours.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220