What about mobility impaired accessibility?
Bailey Hall is handicapped accessible. Graduates must indicate on their rsvp form if handicap accessibility is needed. They will then be contacted regarding those needs.
Mobiligy impaired parking:
Permits for mobility impaired parking spaces around Bailey Hall will be distributed on an as needed basis. Graduates should mark the RSVP form in appropriate box. Graduates will be contacted directly regarding mobility impaired parking needs for Sunday. Please see parking.
How do I order my cap & gown?
Each graduate orders their Caps & Gown rental on-line through Herff
Jones Collegiate Caps & Gowns. Regalia is the same for all graduating
law students regardless of degree. Click on the link at left, "Caps
and Gowns" to go to the ordering page.
When/Where do I pick up my regalia? Regalia will be distributed one day only--generally right before classes end. Details to be announced.
What if I cannot be present to pick up
In the event you will not be available, you must make arrangements with
a friend to pick up the regalia for you--no other altnerative arrangements
What if the regalia does not fit?
The company takes care of all size adjustments. Please be sure and try
on regalia before leaving pick-up area.
What all is going on that weekend?
Please click here to see
a "timeline" of events.
What is the format for Convocation?
The ceremony begins with a processional into Bailey Hall by the graduating
class followed by members of the faculty. The ceremony is conducted
by the Dean of the
. A brief
speech is given by an LLM and JD student selected by the graduating
class, followed by a professor also selected by the class, followed
by the presentation of the graduates. Each graduate's name is called
and they walk across the stage to shake the hand of the Dean. The
ceremony lasts about an hour and a half.
What is appropriate dress?
Generally, men wear suits, sports coat, shirt & tie or slacks with
collared shirt. Women wear dresses, suits, slacks/blouse, etc. Please
be sure and dress for the weather.
Do we need tickets for the Sunday Ceremony?
Yes, tickets are required. Seating limited.
Is there an age requirement?
No. While children, babies, infants, toddlers are most welcomed, there
is no room for strollers in the seating area of Bailey Hall. Thus, please
make the necessary adjustments for inside arena. In addition, all seats
require a ticket, thus if you need a seat for a child, the child needs
What is the difference between Convocation
and University Commencement?
Because many students need to leave the area directly following the
finals to attend bar review courses, "Convocation"
primary event and takes place two weeks prior to University Commencement--which
is when the students officially graduate. We do, however, encourage
students who will still be in the area to participate in University
Commencement. Students who do so are allowed to keep their caps and
gown for an extended two week period. We also provide a champagne reception
in the Atrium of Myron Taylor Hall. Family and friends are also invited
When do I receive my diploma?
Students do not receive their diplomas at Convocation or Commencement. The Registrar’s Office will provide information about the distribution of diplomas in the spring.