Graduation is a weekend of celebratory events!
University Commencement is typically on a Saturday and all graduating William & Mary students, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to attend. More information is below.
The Law School Diploma Ceremony is typically on the following Sunday. At this event, the name of each graduating J.D. and LL.M. student is read and students walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. More information is below.
Dates, times, places for 2020
Saturday, May 16
Saturday, May 16 at 08:30 AM
Zable Stadium (business attire for guests; regalia, or military dress uniform for active duty or retired U.S. service members, for graduates; seating limited based on number of graduates - by ticket only)
Law School Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 16 at 3:00 PM
Kimball Theatre (business attire; seating limited to 3 guests per student)
Reception following Law School Awards Ceremony
Wren Yard (business attire; no guest restriction)
Sunday, May 17
Law School Diploma Ceremony
Sunday, May 17 at 8:15 AM
Kaplan Arena (business attire for guests and regalia, or military dress uniform for active duty or retired U.S. service members, for graduates; no seat limitation)
Reception folllowing Law School Diploma Ceremony
Immediately following conclusion of ceremony at approximately 10:15 AM
Pictures are taken of the graduates as they cross the stage and randomly during the ceremony. More information about ordering these photos is found at this link: GradImages
Less than .5% of an entering class will not graduate due to academic deficiency.