|Mass, St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Main Campus
|Commencement, The Pavilion
(Pavilion Doors open at 9:30 am for guests.)
|Reception to follow on the front lawn of the Law School||Noon - 2 pm|
Dean John Y. Gotanda and members of the law school comminity will honor graduating students who have attained Latin Honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Cum Laude), will be inducted into the Order of the Coif, or will receive selected commencement awards. This event takes place on Thursday May 12, 2016 at noon in the Arthur M. Goldberg Commons. By Invitation only. This event is for the graduating students only and does not include guests.
All graduates and guests attending the Law School's Commencement activities should park in the Law School's parking garage or the University's Main Lots on Lancaster Avenue. Continuous shuttle bus service will be available to transport guests from the Law School to the Mass, from the Law School to the Pavilion, and from the Pavilion to the Law School following the ceremony. A shuttle map can be found here.
Tickets are not necessary for the Law School's Commencement ceremony. Each graduate may invite an unlimited number of guests to attend the day's events.
Guests with special needs will be permitted to park close to the church and to drop-off guests using the Lancaster Avenue entrance to the Pavilion, following posted signage. Public Safety officers will direct guests requiring drop-off or handicapped parking.
At the Commencement ceremony, there is a small section of floor seating for guests in wheelchairs or unable to manage the bleachers. Given space limitations, we ask that only 1 family member and the guest with special needs sit in this area.
Detailed information about 3L cap and gown pick-up requirements was sent to all graduating students from the Career Strategy office. Students must complete all exit requirements prior to caps and gown pick-up.
Distribution dates and times, as coordinated by the Career Strategy Office, are as follows:
Hours and Location: Room 221
• Tuesday, April 26: 10am-noon and 2:00-4:00 pm
• Wednesday, April 27 through Friday, April 29: 10am-noon and 2:00-4:00pm
• Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6: 2:00-4:00 pm
• Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10: 10 am-noon
• Wednesday, May 11: 10 am-noon and 2:00-4:00 pm
• Thursday, May 12: 10 am-noon
Any remaining regalia will be available on Commencement morning at the Pavilion, prior to the ceremony.
Additional details about Commencement will be communicated to graduating students and updated on this website during the spring semester. If you have specific questions, please contact one of the following people:
Director of Events
Nancy A. Whalen
Director of Student Affairs