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Graduation Information

For Friends and Family

The School of Law's graduation ceremony will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the UDC Theater of the Arts, Building 46E, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. (Parking garage entrance on Van Ness Street or Metro Red Line to Van Ness-UDC Station). The event will conclude at approximately 4:00 pm, and will be followed by a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres.

The details above, plus a Google map and campus map, appear on the school's calendar at:

For Students

Following is a list of events and deadlines leading up to graduation. Please check back occasionally for updates. (Last updated April 3, 2017.)

NOW What: Graduation Invitation Distribution
Where/When: Graduating students can pick up graduation invitations from Ms. Young-Jones, Mr. Harris, or Ms. Dunston between the hours of 9:30 am and 6:30 pm on the 4th Floor. (Invitations are not tickets; students may invite as many guests as they like.)
Wednesday, April 12th - 
Friday, April 14th
What: Graduation Portraits
When: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Room 306
Graduation photos will be provided by Panoramic Visions Photography, April 12 – 14, 2017, from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm in Room 306. The photo session will include graduate as well as professional headshots. Caps and gowns will be provided. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, so please RSVP to Loretta Young-Jones ( at your earliest convenience.
TBA What: Graduation Regalia (cap and gown) Distribution
When: If you applied for graduation, you will receive an email when your graduation regalia is ready for pickup
Where: UDC Bookstore - Main Campus, Building 38, Level A
Wednesday, May 17th What: School of Law Graduation Rehearsal
When: 4:30 pm
Where: UDC Theater of the Arts - Building 46E
Questions? Contact Dean Annamaria Steward
Wednesday, May 17th What: Post-Rehearsal Party
When: 7:00 pm
Where: UDC Student Center
Questions? Contact Martie Doneghy, Shannon Cooper, Jessica Christy, Erika Cummins, or Mike Wilk
Friday, May 19th What: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Graduation
When: Students should arrive at 12:15 pm for head count, group photos, etc. Guests should arrive at 2:00 pm.
Where: UDC Theater of the Arts - Building 46E
Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres to follow

If you have an individual question about academic requirements for graduation, please see the Registrar, Barbara Green. If you have questions about the graduation ceremony, please see Dean Steward.


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