Inclement Weather Plan

This seems to be a wet Jones School investiture. My guess is it was taken in the late ’80s or early ’90s but it reminds me of the olden days when they used to hold graduation ceremonies under a tent in front of the Chemistry Building.

Commencement rupp era canopy

(Many thanks to the unusually alert faculty member who realized the image was flipped!)

Bonus: This morning we had the meeting to talk about what to do if it rains for commencement.


Sadly, this is still the answer:


And if that first picture reminds you of something, it’s probably this one from the inclement weather meeting last year:

Inclement weather plan 2015

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4 Responses to Inclement Weather Plan

  1. My graduation was in Autry Court. Without air conditioning. That was 1981.

    We’re headed to my son’s graduation at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. They build a big event tent on a grassy quad every year.

    Here is the webcam. It will get pretty busy starting around 2pm on Sunday.

  2. Richard Schafer says:

    My Autry Court graduation was in 1973. Without air conditioning, unbelievably muggy Houston weather. Those wearing shorts (or less) under their robes were probably better off than most in the audience.

  3. Bill Johnson '57-'58 says:

    Class of ’57 was in Autry. Yes it was warm.

  4. marmer01 says:

    Yeah, if it’s Jones School Investiture it’s pre-93 or thereabouts because they started coming over to Stude Concert Hall for several years. Then they got too big and had to move to Tudor about 2010.

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