Commencement 2017

Commencement is an exciting time for graduates and their special guests.  Faculty, staff and the university join to celebrate the law community.

THE HOODING CEREMONY will be  held Sunday, May 14, 2017 , 1:45 pm in Wait Chapel. No tickets or parking passes are required.  Family and guests are welcome. Graduates should line up by degree group on the sidewalk next to Zicks at 1:00 pm, working with the Registrar’s office. Guests should line up outside the center doors of Wait Chapel and will be welcomed in as soon as possible after the prior ceremony is complete. 

THE HOODING RECEPTION will be held at 4:00 pm, following the Hooding Ceremony, at the Millennium Center, located at 101 West 5th Street. Law candidates and their guests are invited to a reception to celebrate with law school faculty and staff.

GRADUATION EXERCISES will be held  Monday, May 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. on Hearn Plaza.  Each graduate may have 8 tickets and 2 parking passes for Monday. There is no charge for tickets, but they must be ordered online in advance, beginning March 1, 2017 at  They will be distributed with regalia in Worrell on GRAD DAY – Friday, April 28, 2017.  Congratulations!!!

Regalia will be ordered in the near future. Please look for information from the Graduation Office.

For your reference, you may view last year’s Hooding 2016 Ceremony and Reception photos: