Commencement

General Information

We hope that you will join us for what promises to be a memorable and enjoyable ceremony.

The academic procession will begin at 2:45 p.m.; the ceremony will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Atrium of the Center for the Arts.

Theatre doors will open to guests at 2:00 p.m. Please note that if your guests arrive with you early, they will not be seated until the guest doors open at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are required for all guests and must be requested when you register to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

The ceremony should last approximately two hours.

Who is Eligible to Participate in Commencement

Those students who have completed the requirements for the J.D. or LL.M. degree and have diploma dates of February 1, 2017, June 1, 2017, or September 1, 2017, are eligible to participate in this commencement ceremony.

Applying for Graduation

3Ls graduating in February, June, or September 2017 must apply for graduation online through the HUB (View graduation instructions). If you run into any problems, please contact Records, Registration & Financial Aid Office

Please Note: The instructions will mention concentrations, but these do not apply to law students. You should choose the last semester you are taking classes as the semester date. February graduates must do this as soon as possible and also check in with the Records, Registration, & Financial Aid Office on what you must file if you are taking the February bar exam.

Registering for the Commencement Ceremony

All prospective graduates seeking to attend the commencement ceremony must submit a Commencement Registration Form.  (Registration is currently closed)

Please Note: filing an application for graduation online does not register you for the commencement ceremony. Near the end of February 2017, all registered students will receive further information regarding the ceremony. All students must submit a Commencement Registration Form to ensure prospective graduates are seated and then recognized in alphabetical sequence by degree. The registration for the ceremonies must be completed by February 17, 2017.