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Graduation and Commencement

Graduation Requirements

See Drake Law School's graduation requirements.


Commencement Ceremonies

Fall Commencement - 2021

University Ceremony - Saturday, December 18, 2021

Spring Commencement - 2022

Law School Ceremony - Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center.

At 6 p.m. law school graduates are to line up alphabetically in the Opperman/Cartwright halls. The bagpiper processional will begin at 6:45 p.m.  Doors open to guests at 6 p.m. 

Lifetouch Special Events Photography will photograph each graduate who crosses the platform during the commencement ceremony. Go to 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.



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