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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 13, 2020.)

Thursday, December 5, 2019 –
Thursday, February 13, 2020
What: Graduation Regalia Ordering
Where: To place your order to rent your academic regalia, please visit Jostens
  • Select the Graduation Caps & Gowns tile
  • Select “Student Law School” from pop-up
  • Choose the Doctorate Package tile
  • Follow the Customization (sizing) and Payment steps
Please note: your regalia MUST be ordered through the Jostens website before February 13, 2020.
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 
Friday, April 17, 2020
What: Distribution of Graduation Invitations
When: Monday-Friday, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm and 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Where/How: Office of Student Affairs, Ms. Loretta Young-Jones, Room 448
(You must bring your UDC Student ID to receive your packet)
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 –
Thursday, May 14, 2020
What: Regalia Pick-up
Where: UDC Bookstore - Main Campus, Building 38, Level A
Regalia pick up will be available at the UDC Campus Bookstore beginning April 1, 2020.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 What: School of Law Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory)
When: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Where: UDC Theater of the Arts, Building 46E
Questions? Contact Dean Dévieux-Adams ( or Ms. Loretta Young Jones (
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 What: Graduates' Celebration Dinner
When: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Where: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Room 322
Friday, May 15, 2020 What: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Graduation
When: Students should arrive at 12:15 pm for head count, group photos, etc. Doors open at 1:00 pm. Guests should arrive by 1:45 pm.
Where: UDC Theater of the Arts, Building 46E
Dessert reception to follow the graduation ceremony.
Friday, May 15, 2020 –
Friday, May 29, 2020
What: Graduation Regalia Return
Where: UDC Law 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 15th (before 6:00pm), or during the weeks 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; transcripts, enrollment and bar certifications, and other documentation will not be processed.

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


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