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WashULaw Commencement

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WashULaw salutes its graduates, their families and friends.

The all-university Commencement will take place Friday, May 20, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in Brookings Quadrangle. The Law School Recognition Ceremony begins approx. 11:15 a.m. in the Athletic Complex, Varsity Gym. Tickets are not needed. [seats are available first come, first served].


Welcome to Washington University School of Law's Commencement Celebration website! We hope that your visit to our campus will be enjoyable. Here is a brief rundown of the day's activities:

7:40 am: All Graduates | Meet near AB Hall, South Entrance
8:10 am: University Processional Lineup | east side of Olin Library
8:30 am: University Commencement Ceremony | Brookings Quadrangle
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10:45 am (approx.): Law School Recognition Ceremony line up | Follow signs
11:15 pm: Law School Recognition Ceremony | Athletic Complex, Varsity Gym
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12:30 pm: Law School Reception in A-B Hall | Anheuser-Busch Hall

Please click on a link below for more information concerning commencement.

Information for Guests | Information for Students | Additional Activities | Commencement Day 

Class Acts 2016

Class Acts is a series that recognizes students who are changing the world through research, service and innovation.

David Marold | Leader on the battlefield and at the School of Law  

Jamal Lama | New Yorker comes to the Midwest to become a citizen of the world  

Jenny Terrell | Advocates for Those with Lesser Access to American's Legal System 

Law Recognition Speakers

Law School Speaker | Nancy Staudt, dean of the School of Law and the Howard and Caroline Cayne Professor of Law 

Faculty Speaker | Russell K. Osgood, John S. Lehmann Visiting Professor of Law 

Student Speakers | German Alonso Gonzalez Herrera and Steven J. Alagna.

Watch the University Commencement Ceremony and Law Recongition Ceremonies on the Web!

Watching the ceremonies by streaming video is the easiest way to view Commencement at Washington University and the Law School Recognition ceremony. Friends and family can now join the celebration without traveling. More information on the University ceremony will be available two weeks prior to University Commencement.   The Law Recognition ceremony will be streamed HERE.  To obtain the best video experience possible, you must be running Adobe Flash Player. If you are having problems and need assistance, please contact us: 1-800-567-7609.

#WashU16 and Email Updates

Help celebrate the Class of 2016 by sharing your tweets, photos, and videos using our official commencement hashtag. Don’t forget to sign up to receive email updates, as well.

After Commencement

Diplomas will be available after the law school ceremony. If today is your official graduation date, you can pick up your diploma after the ceremony in Anheuser-Busch Hall, on the 4th floor northwest section of the Law Library. Graduates will need a photo id to receive their diploma.

If a graduate is unable to attend Commencement, his or her diploma will be held for pickup until June 1, 2016, at: Office of Student Records | Olin Women's Building | Room 50, lower level |(314) 935-5959 | Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Diplomas not picked up by June 1, 2016, will be mailed to the address listed on the student's intent to graduate form.


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Future Recognition Ceremony Dates

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Future Commencement Dates

Friday, May 19, 2017
Friday, May 18, 2018
Friday, May 17, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Roberts, Events Department, by email - jrroberts@wustl.edu, or by phone - 314.935.6499.