Commencement 2018: Pre- and Post-Commencement Activities

Pre Commencement Activities – Week of May 13th

This information is subject to change so please check back frequently. UPDATES will be posted when available.

Thursday, May 17

These events are by invitation only.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Academic Excellence Ceremony –  Honorees | Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom | Anheuser-Busch Hall (No. 310)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Service Awards Ceremony –  Honorees | Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom | Anheuser-Busch Hall (No. 310)

2:00 p.m. | Clinical Education Open House | Clinic Education Suite | Anheuser-Busch Hall (No. 105)

5:00 p.m. | Graduate and International Commencement Reception | Janite Lee Reading Room | Anheuser-Busch Hall (No. 452)

Post-Commencement Activities

May 18 – May 25

Return of Regalia

  • May 18-20
  • Rental regalia must be returned no later than Sunday, May 20, 2018. On May 20, return regalia to the lower level of the Danforth Campus bookstore. An additional site will be available between Simon Hall and Seigle Hall.For more information, please contact the Danforth Campus bookstore’s general merchandise department at (314) 935-5606 or


  • Immediately following the ceremony diploma distribution will occur in A-B Hall on the 4th floor, at the Law Library Circulation Desk. YOU WILL NEED A PHOTO ID TO PICK UP YOUR DIPLOMA.
  • All diplomas not claimed at the special ceremonies on the day of commencement are then returned to the Office of Student Records, where diploma distribution will continue for approximately 3 weeks.

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Beverly Owens| by email: | by phone: 314.935.6482