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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 18, 2018, at the UDC Theater of the Arts, Building 46E, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres to follow in the UDC Student Center. Graduates should arrive by 12:15 pm for a group picture (Dennard Plaza, Main Campus). Guests should arrive by 1:45 pm. Guests must have tickets for entry. Please ask your graduate for details about tickets, travel and parking (included in the graduation packet).

Students may wish to refer friends and family to the event calendar:

For Students

Following is a list of events and deadlines leading up to graduation. (Last updated March 30, 2018.)

Monday, March 26th - 
Friday, April 13th
What: Graduation Packet Distribution
Where/When: Students can pick up graduation packets from Ms. Dunlap
9:30 am -1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm on the 4th Floor, Room 425.
(You must bring your UDC Student ID to pick up your packet)
TBA What: Graduation Regalia Pick-up
Where: UDC Bookstore - Main Campus, Building 38, Level A
Ms. Barbara Green will provide information when it becomes available.
Monday, April 2nd - 
Wednesday, April 4th
What: Graduation Portraits
Where: Student Center B-Level
Monday, April 2nd – Dining Area; Tuesday, April 3rd – Tower Lounge; and Wednesday, April 4th – Tower Lounge
Wednesday, May 16th What: School of Law Graduation Rehearsal
When: 3:30 pm
Where: UDC Theater of the Arts - Building 46E
Wednesday, May 16th What: Rehearsal Dinner
When: 5:00 pm
Where: UDC Student Center
Friday, May 18th 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 by 1:45 pm
Where: UDC Theater of the Arts - Building 46E
Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres to follow in the UDC Student Center
Friday, May 18th - 
Friday, May 25th
What: Graduation Regalia Return
Where: Registrar's Office, Room 212
All regalia must be returned to the Registrar's Office, NOT the Bookstore, either immediately following the ceremony on Friday, May 18th (before 6pm), or during the week following graduation. You will not be cleared until all pieces of the regalia (except the tassel and, if applicable, honor cord) are returned to the Registrar's Office, and you are checked off. If you are unable to return it personally, please ask someone you trust to do so. You may also mail it back. If the regalia is not returned, a hold will be placed on your account, and transcripts, enrollment and bar certifications, etc., will not be processed!

If you have a question about academic requirements for graduation, please see the Ms. Barbara Green, Registrar. If you have questions about the graduation ceremony, please e-mail Dean Tamara Devieux-Adams, Associate Dean of Students, at

Do you have a family member or friend who is an alumnus of the School of Law and will be attending graduation? Please send his or her name, graduation year, and e-mail to: Joe Libertelli at


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