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Check this page frequently for details about the commencement ceremony and other graduation information.

Commencement Ceremonies

Fall 2018 - Drake University Commencement
Saturday, December 15, 2018
10 a.m.
Knapp Center

Spring 2019 - Drake Law School Commencement
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7 p.m.
Knapp Center

Graduates line up alphabetically in the Law School at 6 p.m., and the bagpipe processional 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.

Following the ceremony, personnel from University Bookstore will be on site to accept return of cap and gown rentals.


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

See video of the Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony on

Graduation Requirements

See Drake Law School's graduation requirements.


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

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