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Information for Students

Congratulations Graduates!

Washington University School of Law salutes its graduates and their families at Commencement Ceremonies on May 20, 2016. The information for Commencement Week has been posted below, this information is subject to change before May 20, 2016.  
(updated 5.18.16)



WEEK BEFORE COMMENCEMENT

Regalia Pickup: May 16-20, 2016 

10 a.m.-6 p.m. on May 16-May 18 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on May 19
Rental regalia will be available for pickup in the campus store, lower level coursebook area, Mallinckrodt Center. Students will be required to present their university photo ID to claim their orders. The campus bookstore opens early, at 7:30 a.m., on Friday, May 20. 



DAY OF COMMENENCEMENT


Click here for the Commencement Day Schedule and Map 
Hints to Help Your Day Go Smoothly  


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GRADUATING CLASSES GROUP PHOTOS

7:40 a.m. | All Graduates | Meet near AB Hall, outside South Entrance

All graduates must be in regalia. (wear gown, wear hood, carry hat)

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CEREMONY ASSEMBLY

8:10 a.m. - All Graduates | East side of Olin Library | wear gown, wear hood, wear hat
Assembly Point & Procession Order Map 

(Graduates should line up in front of or behind the person with whom they wish to sit – not side-by-side.)
 

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CEREMONY

8:30 a.m. | Brookings Quadrangle

Ceremony (The program begins with the Commencement address, followed by the presentation and conferral of degrees.
This is done by school. You will not received your diploma.
) Ends approx 10:45 a.m.

Recession (All graduates will recess from the Quadrangle under the direction of the Commencement marshals.)
Law Graduates should quickly exit and proceed to the Athletics Complex to line up for the law school ceremony. 

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LAW SCHOOL CEREMONY ASSEMBLY

10:45 a.m. | Athletics Complex, use sidewalk behind Fraternity Row to enter the Varsity Gym, follow signs | Bring Line-Up Number

There is very little time between the University Ceremony and the Law School Ceremony, so please head directly to the sidewalk behind Fraternity Row to enter the Varsity Gym and report to your spot in the line-up area. 

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LAW SCHOOL CEREMONY

11:15 a.m. (approx.) | Recognition Ceremony

The procession for this ceremony will begin at 11:15 am, and it is vital that you have reported to the line-up area and are in the proper spot in the procession to ensure you cross the stage in the expected order. 

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LAW SCHOOL RECEPTION

12:30 p.m. | Anheuser-Busch Hall | Crowder Courtyard (3rd floor) and Janite Lee Reading Room (4th floor)
Graduates, family, and guests are welcome. 

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AFTER COMMENCEMENT


RETURN REGALIA

May 20-22, 2016 - Rental regalia must be returned no later than Sunday, May 22, 2016. On May 20, return regalia to the lower level of the Danforth Campus store. An additional site will be available between Simon Hall and Seigle Hall. After May 20, return regalia to the Danforth Campus store. For more information, please contact the bookstore’s general merchandise department at (314) 935-5606 or email rick_parker@wustl.edu.

Click here for more information.

DIPLOMAS

Congratulations on your accomplishments! If today is your official graduation date, you can pick up your diploma after the ceremony in Anheuser-Bush Hall on the 4th floor northwest section of the Law Library. YOU WILL NEED A PHOTO ID TO PICK UP YOUR DIPLOMA.  

If you do not pick up your diploma today, you can pick it up from the Office of the University Registrar for approximately three weeks after commencement. After that it will be mailed to the address listed on your intent to graduate form.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • Click here to view Grad Images website for more information.

QUESTIONS? Contact

Bev Owens| by email:  owensb@wustl.edu | by phone: 314.935.6482