Commencement Schedule


Friday, April 25, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. An annual event as the graduating class starts the walk at the Law School, where we will unveil the class portrait. They will then walk to the court house, where Professor Berner will deliver a short speech. Valparaiso Alumni are invited to this event. The press are also invited to this event.

Cane Sales for all 3rd year law students will be conducted the last 2 weeks of March during chapel break by the Class of 2014 Steering Committee.


The University will hold a Baccalaureate service May 17, 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of the Resurrection.  Law students are welcome at attend and tickets are not required.  The Law School does not have a separate Baccalaureate service.


A champagne toast and reception in your honor will be given at Old Town Banquet Center, 711 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso on Saturday, May 17, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Please RSVP on this form. For questions contact Lorrie Hodge at 219.465.7829.


Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m. in the University Chapel.  Chapel doors open at 9:00 a.m.  No tickets are required and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive promptly as line up takes time and the procession will begin at 9:45 a.m.  Line-up will be outside the University Chapel on the south side.  The commencement will last about an hour to an hour and a half.  If you are not attending the ceremony, please notify the Registrar and request permission to be absent from Joseph Baruffi, Director of Student Relations, room 279, by completing a Request to Graduate In Absentia form.  The alphabetical lineup list for the procession will be provided later. No tickets are required for the ceremony.  Seats are available on a first-come basis (the Chapel seats 1400 people).  If a guest is confined to a wheelchair or needs an interpreter, please contact the office of Integrated Marketing and Communications at or 219-464-6800, to reserve seating in the Chapel on a side aisle.


There will be a reception immediately following the Commencement ceremony in the Ballroom in the Harre Union, 1509 Chapel Drive (across the street from the Chapel of the Resurrection).