Graduation is a weekend of celebratory events. The University sets the Commencement date, which typically is a Saturday in mid-May. The Law School hosts a ceremony and reception on Saturday afternoon that honors students who earn an academic award. On Sunday, the Law School Diploma Ceremony is held in early in the morning. Many students attend Commencement but it is at the Law School Diploma Ceremony where your name is read, you walk across the stage and your diploma is presented.
Dates, times, places for 2018
May 12, 2018 at 09:00 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 to 6 guests per student - by ticket only)
May 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Kimball Theatre (business attire; seating limited to 3 guests per student)
May 12, 2018 at 4:45 PM
Wren Yard (business attire; no guest restriction)
May 13, 2018 at 8:15 AM
Lake Matoaka (William & Mary Hall rain location) (business attire for guests and regalia, or military dress uniform for active duty or retired U.S. service members, for graduates; no seat limitation)
Law School Reception
May 13, 2018 immediately following Diploma Ceremony held at the Law School
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.