Law School Commencement 2016

The School of Law Graduation Ceremony will begin at 7:00pm on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in the Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. The ceremony is expected to end before 9:00pm. Immediately following the ceremony there will be a hosted celebratory reception in the Grand Lobby.

The 430-car underground garage at Benaroya Hall provides direct access from the enclosed parking area into the Hall via elevators. The event rate is $15. There are many other garages within a one-block radius.

TICKET DISTRIBUTION WILL BE HANDLED BY ACADEMIC SERVICES,
FROM 9:00AM to 4:30PM DAILY, APRIL 20 – MAY 4.


J.D. TICKET DISTRIBUTION DETAILS

Each eligible JD candidate will receive up to eight tickets to the graduation ceremony. A ticket is required for each individual seated in the audience. All seating is general admission. Infants and small children held on a lap do not need a ticket. Tickets should be kept in a secure place because lost tickets are not replaceable. Candidates will be seated on stage and do not require a ticket.

Tickets will be released to eligible J.D. candidates only after:

  1. The J.D. Graduation Application has been submitted to Academic Services.  See
    https://www.law.washington.edu/Students/Forms/Private/GradForm.aspx;  AND
  2. The J.D. Employment Survey has been submitted to Student & Career Services.  See
    https://docs.google.com/a/uw.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuYVg9YiSoBt9GltVk7DDHzZe5ntTFsmpxAuqLGcOsXxU33g/viewform

GRADUATE CANDIDATES

Each eligible M.J., LL.M. or PhD. candidate will receive up to four tickets to the graduation ceremony. A ticket is required for each individual seated in the audience. Infants and small children held on a lap do not need a ticket. Tickets should be kept in a secure place because lost tickets are not replaceable. All candidates will be seated on stage and do not require a ticket. Tickets will be released only after the degree candidate notifies their Graduate Program Coordinator that they intend to attend graduation, and that information has been received by Academic Services.

REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL TICKETS & EXTRA TICKETS

If you do not need the maximum number of tickets you are eligible for, please leave the extra tickets with Academic Services. If you have extra tickets you are encouraged to return them to Academic Services for redistribution. Redistribution will occur from Thursday, May 5 – Thursday, May 19.

CAP & GOWN ORDERS

Graduates must order their cap and gown online from Oak Hill through the UW web site. The link will open in May. See https://www.washington.edu/graduation/registration/.

  • J.D. candidates should order the "Professional Set," the traditional black doctoral gown & mortarboard, degree-colored hood, old gold tassel.
  • LL.M. candidates should order the Black Master gown & mortarboard, black tassel, degree-colored hood.
  • Ph.D. candidates may order the traditional black doctoral gown or the Purple gown and tam, gold tassel, Ph.D. hood.

See http://www.washington.edu/graduation/cap-and-gown/#profess.

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