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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 will hold a virtual commencement celebration to recognize undergraduates and graduates of the Class of 2020. Planning for the virtual event is underway and more details will be communicated soon. May, August, and December 2020 graduates will be invited to participate in the University’s next traditional, in-person commencement ceremony as soon as it is safe to do so.

Additional information is available here.

Spring Commencement - 2021

Law School Ceremony - May 14, 2021, 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center
We look forward to celebrating our May 2021 and May, August, and December 2020 graduates this spring. We are working to finalize ceremony details based on COVID-19 local and national guidelines. An announcement will be made in mid-March regarding ceremony details and restrictions. Drake will continue to monitor COVID-19 case data and adhere to all local, state, and national guidelines regarding gatherings.


Spring 2020 - Virtual Commencement Hub
View an electronic version of the Spring 2020 Law School Commencement Program.



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