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Graduation and Commencement

Graduation Requirements

See Drake Law School's graduation requirements.


Commencement Ceremony

Fall Commencement - 2022

Drake University Commencement Ceremony - Saturday, December 17 at 10 a.m. in the Knapp Center

Spring Commencement - 2023

Drake Law School Ceremony - Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center

At 6 p.m. law school graduates gather and line up alphabetically in the Opperman/Cartwright halls.  The bagpiper processional will walk from the law school to the Knapp Center at 6:45 p.m.  The ceremony lasts approximately ninety minutes. 

Knapp Center doors open to guests at 6 p.m. No tickets are required, nor is there a limit to the number of guests allowed.

Graduates will receive a Law School Commencement Program during the ceremony and may request up to two additional programs following the ceremony. 

Additional commencement 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.


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