UW Law School Commencement Information

May 2017 Commencement

End of the Year Open House Celebration

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4-6 p.m.
Atrium, UW Law School

Join Dean Margaret Raymond, along with the faculty, staff and your fellow law students, to celebrate our 2017 graduates! The Open House is a wonderful opportunity to connect with a favorite professor, pick up your Pro Bono graduation cord, and celebrate with friends and family.

UW Law School Hooding Ceremony and Reception

Friday, May 12, 2017, 1 p.m.
Monona Terrace Conference and Community Center
1 John Nolen Drive, Madison

The annual hooding celebration is a special recognition ceremony for students receiving law degrees. It is similar to a graduation ceremony in that faculty and students are dressed in academic regalia. Faculty members place the J.D. doctoral hood over the head of the graduate to signify his or her success in completing their law degree. In addition to the keynote speaker, a faculty member, two J.D. graduates and one graduate law student (all chosen by the graduating class) will speak. The Law School ceremony is in addition to, and does not replace, the UW Commencement held at Camp Randall. Following the Law School Hooding ceremony, light refreshments will be served on the Monona Terrace rooftop. Family and friends are welcome to attend. No tickets are required.

UW-Madison Spring 2017 Commencement

May 13, 2017, 12:00 noon
Camp Randall Stadium
1440 Monroe St. Madison

All undergraduate, law and master degree candidates will gather together and the Chancellor will confer degrees. More information about this ceremony will be available on the University's Commencement page at commencement.wisc.edu.

Cap and Gown Rental

Academic attire rental is available at the University Book Store online, in person at the Service Counter in the Hard Lines Department (711 State St.), and over the telephone (add $10.00 for service fee). Additional information on renting your cap and gown can be found on the UW Book Store website.

Exit/Graduation Photographs

The Law School would like a photo of each graduate for the alumni photo collection located on the second floor of the Law Library. Graduates can have their exit/graduation photos taken by a professional photographer at the Law School or may send a high-resolution digital copy of their own photograph (using their name as the file name). Please send your digital photographs or any questions you have about the graduation photos to Kimberly Raether.

Additional Graduation Information is available in Read This First! Student Handbook:

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