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UND to remain closed Thursday, Dec. 15 due to hazardous weather; graduate commencement postponed to Friday

The University of North Dakota Main Campus will remain closed all day on Thursday, Dec. 15, due to continued hazardous winter weather conditions, making travel in the region dangerous. The University expects to make an announcement on a reopening time on Thursday evening. This closure includes the Wellness Center and Memorial Union. Essential personnel should report to work, as scheduled. If it’s not safe for you to travel, please notify your supervisor.

After careful consideration of the forecasted weather, the University also will postpone the graduate student commencement ceremony, scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 15), and hold it at 1 p.m., Friday (Dec. 16), in concert with the undergraduate ceremony already scheduled at that time. A second undergraduate ceremony, at 4 p.m., Friday, will take place as planned. All winter commencement events take place in the Chester Fritz Auditorium on campus.

If students eligible to graduate are unable to attend due to inclement weather, all ceremonies will be live-streamed at and UND’s Facebook page. The names of all graduates will be listed in the commencement program, which will be available to view on the commencement website. Check the commencement website for updates.

As always, before heading out, keep apprised of weather reports and heed any advisories, watches and warnings. The University will continue to monitor the changing weather situation and update the campus community and public, as necessary.