Rain Plans

In the event of a forecast of rain, or weather that may prohibit holding the commencement ceremony outdoors on the Quadrangle, the ceremony will be moved to the Wolstein Center downtown.

The call to keep the ceremony at John Carroll University, or move it to the Wolstein Center, will be made the morning of Friday, May 16th.  After a decision has been made, the news will be posted on the commencement web pages, emailed throughout the university, and emailed to all students.

The Wolstein Center (2000 Prospect Avenue) is accessible from either Prospect Avenue or Carnegie Avenue, and is large enough to accommodate all graduates, faculty, administration, and guests. The official address of the Wolstein Center is 2000 Prospect Avenue. (Note: The Wolstein Center is ADA accessible.)  You can access the Wolstein Center web site at  You will need to provide for your own transportation.  No shuttle service will be available from JCU to the Wolstein Center.

The schedule for Sunday will remain the same. The Wolstein Center will open at 8:30 a.m. Enter the building at the Time Warner Cable Gate (Gate A).  There will be a cost for parking in the lots adjacent to the building. A majority of the South Parking Garage on East 21st Street will be reserved for guests, faculty, and alumni.

If you ordered flowers for your graduate, the flowers will be available for pick up at the Wolstein Center at the Medical Mutual Gate (Gate D).

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