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Graduation and Commencement

Graduation Requirements

See Drake Law School's graduation requirements.


Commencement Ceremony

Fall Commencement - 2023

Drake University Ceremony - Saturday, December 16, at 10 a.m. in the Knapp Center

Spring Commencement - 2024

Drake Law School Ceremony - Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center

At 6:10 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 6:50 p.m.  The ceremony lasts approximately ninety minutes and will be followed by a reception at the Courtside Club in Shivers Practice Facility (connected to east side of Knapp Center).

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.  The commencement program can be reviewed prior to the ceremony.

Additional commencement information can be found here on the University's Spring Commencement page. 


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