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Graduation and Commencement

Graduation Requirements

See Drake Law School's graduation requirements.


Commencement Ceremonies

 Fall 2019 - Drake University Commencement

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10 a.m.
Knapp Center

A reception for Law School graduates and their family and friends will be held at the Courtside Club in Shivers Practice Facility following the ceremony.

Spring 2020 - Drake Law School Commencement
Saturday, May 16, 2020
7 p.m.
Knapp Center

For the May ceremony, graduates line up alphabetically in the Law School at 6 p.m., and the bagpipe procession from Opperman to Knapp Center begins at 6:45 p.m. The Knapp Center opens for guests at 6 p.m. No tickets are needed, and the number of guests is unlimited. The ceremony usually lasts less than 90 minutes and is followed by a reception at the Courtside Club in Shivers Practice Facility. All are invited to the reception.

Personnel from University Bookstore will be on site to accept return of cap and gown rentals immediately following the ceremony.

To view the Spring 2019 program, click Law School Commencement Program.


Lifetouch Photography photographs all graduates at commencement. For more information and access to online photos, visit


Drake Information Technology Services provides live streaming video of the commencement ceremony at


Order your official Drake University transcript on the University Registrar's website.

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