Health and Safety for Commencement and [Re]Commencement

May 19, 2022

Dear Members of the Brandeis Community,

The National Weather Service is forecasting extreme heat in the Boston area for this coming weekend (May 21 and 22) which will impact our Commencement and [Re]Commencement Exercises. It is important to note that the Gosman Field House, where the main Commencement ceremony takes place, does not have air conditioning. While our Facilities Services team will be doing everything possible to keep air circulating and as cool as possible before and during ceremonies, you should anticipate that buildings will be quite warm.

Therefore, we strongly encourage you to:

Due to the fact that we are still operating in an environment in which COVID spread is significant, please observe the following guidelines for all Commencement activities:

Please share this message with any guests who are attending Commencement with you. Throughout the upcoming weekend, please refer to the Commencement website for any additional information.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we plan for a safe and celebratory day.

Carol A. Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Stew Uretsky, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration