Information for Graduating Students

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Please Note: All Information below can also be Found in the Graduation Handbook to be Distributed by the Student Bar Association at Cap and Gown Pickup

Class Dues: Please pay your class dues if you have not already done so. The $55 dues cover the expense of the graduation reception, the continental breakfast, hood rental, and other graduation-related expenses. Please make checks payable to "SBA—Graduation Committee."

Alumni Association/Law Foundation/Student Bar Association Reception for the Graduates and Families:Saturday, May 17, 4-7 pm, Law School. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served; this is not a dinner reception. Please make dinner plans accordingly.

Continental Breakfast: Sunday, May 18, 8:00-9:30 am, East Range between Rotunda Alley and Green Alley. Join your fellow classmates for breakfast before marching down the Lawn.

University Graduation Ceremony (good weather): Sunday, May 18, students line up not later than 9:30 am in Rotunda Alley, East Lawn. Ceremony begins at 10 am.

Law School Awards/Diploma Ceremony (good weather):Holcombe Green Lawn, in front of Clay Hall, Sunday, May 18; ceremony begins at 1:15 pm sharp. Immediately following the University ceremony, the new graduates should proceed to McCormick Road (Alderman Library side) to catch a University bus which will first go to University Hall, then to North Grounds (you should stay on the bus at U-Hall). The graduates must be in their seats on Holcombe Green Lawn not later than 1:10 pm.

Bad Weather Plan - University Graduation Ceremony and Law School Awards/Diploma Ceremony:Memorial Gymnasium, Sunday, May 18; Students should be seated by 10:00 am. Ceremony begins at 10:30.

Non-Participants: Please notify Pat Harlowe in the Office of Career Services if you will notbe participating in graduation. We need this information so we will not include you in the program.


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