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Graduation and Commencement

Graduation Requirements

See Drake Law School's graduation requirements.

 

Commencement Ceremonies

Fall Commencement - 2020

University Ceremony - December 122020

On Oct. 22, Drake University announced the difficult decision to cancel its December commencement exercises as a result of the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus pandemic. In place of its traditional ceremonies, the University held a virtual commencement celebration to recognize undergraduates and graduates of the Class of 2020.  

Spring Commencement - 2021

Law School Ceremony - Friday, May 14, 2021, at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center.

We look forward to an in-person celebration of our May 2021 and May, August, and December 2020 law school graduates.

At 6 p.m. law school graduates are to line up alphabetically in the Opperman/Cartwright halls. The bagpiper processional will begin at 6:40 p.m.  Doors open to guests at 6 p.m. All guests are to have ticket confirmation with them upon entering the Knapp Center.

The commencement program is available online here:  Commencement Program - Spring 2021, and the ceremony will be livestreamed at http://www.drake.edu/stream

Lifetouch Special Events Photography will photograph each graduate who crosses the platform during the commencement ceremony. Go to https://events.lifetouch.com/drake for information about commencement photographs.

Additional information can be found here on the University's Spring Commencement page. Drake will continue to monitor COVID-19 case data and adhere to all local, state, and national guidelines regarding gatherings.

 

Transcripts

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