Rain Plan

In the event of heavy rain, the college will resort to its official Rain Plan, which involves the following:

  • The venue of the ceremony will be moved to the CALLAWAY AUDITORIUM, located on the south campus, across the street from the football stadium. Callaway Auditorium is building number 33 on this map . 

  • Commencement Exercises will be divided into two ceremonies. One will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the second at approximately 10:45 a.m. Doors will be locked after the first ceremony until 10:25 a.m., allowing everyone to exit. All graduates will be divided into one of the two ceremonies. The list of graduates by ceremony is posted below. 

  • There will be five tickets available to each student for family and friends. If a chance of rain is present throughout the week leading up to graduation, the tickets will be available to the students in the following offices. Day-undergraduate students may pick up their tickets in the Student Engagement Office (contact Lori Harding at lharding@lagrange.edu for office hours). Graduate and Adult Program students may arrange to pick up tickets with Dr. Jon Ernstberger (contact Dr. Ernstberger at jernstberger@lagrange.edu for office hours). There will be no admittance into either ceremony without a ticket. 

  • Graduates will line up on the west side of Callaway Auditorium (facing the soccer/lacrosse field) underneath the tents that will be set up just outside the building. 

  • Handicap access for Callaway Auditorium will be located on the east side of the building. 

  • For those who are not able to attend the ceremony in Callaway Auditorium, there will be live webcast steaming of the event available in Dickson Assembly Room in Turner Hall, which is building number 15 on this map or the Corn Auditorium in the Lewis Library which is building number 11. 

  • Immediately following both ceremonies, light refreshments will be served in the Callaway Education Building (CEB), located at number 26 on this map .

The decision to move Commencement indoors as a consequence of rain will be determined no later than 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 19th.

Ceremony One (8:30 a.m.): 
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science

Ceremony two (10:45 a.m.):
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
All graduate degrees

A list of potential graduates divided by ceremony can be found here: Ceremony 1 | Ceremony 2

Additional Information:

Suggested Parking Areas:
  • Surrounding lots of the main Campus
  • Price Theatre
  • Lamar Dodd Art Center
  • Limited parking on the Hill

If you need special arrangements for parking, please call: Campus Services at 706-880.8296.
(Handicapped or Special Assistance Parking will be located behind Turner and Henry Halls.)

Hotels/Motels in LaGrange

  • Baymont Inn: 706 885.9002
  • LaQuinta Inns and Suites: 706 812.8000
  • Lafayette Garden Inn: 706 884.6175
  • The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens: 706 489.3300
  • Comfort Inn: 706 882.7700
  • Mariott Courtyard Hotel: 706.668.5600
  • Red Roof Inn: 706 882.9540
  • Hampton Inn: 706 845.1115
  • Holiday Inn Express: 706 298.4571
  • Wingate: 706 298.5270