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Commencement Schedule

CANE WALK and UNVEILING OF CLASS PORTRAIT:

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 5:00 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 Huss will deliver a short speech. Valparaiso Alumni are invited to this event. The press are also invited to this event.

MAY LAW GRAD RECEPTION:

A reception in your honor will be given at the Old Town Banquet Center on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., you may rsvp for up to ten people – including yourself.

COMMENCEMENT:

10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Doors open at 9:00 a.m., and lineup is at 9:30 a.m. in the entrance of the Christopher Center Library Community Room. If you are not attending the ceremony, please notify the Office of the Registrar and request permission to be absent from Dean Howard, Heritage Hall room 103B, by completing a Request to Graduate in Absentia form. The alphabetical lineup list for the procession will be provided at the Grad Finale event.

No tickets are required for the ceremony. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis (the Chapel seats 1400 people).  Special seating for guests with special needs begins at 8:30 a.m. No requests for special seating need to be made in advance.

RECEPTION:

There will be cake and punch immediately following the Commencement ceremony in the Ballroom in the Harre Union, 1509 Chapel Drive (across the street from the Chapel of the Resurrection). You will also return regalia to Lorrie Hodge at this time.