Q: Do I need to purchase tickets for Commencement?
A: No, tickets are not required for the law school commencement ceremony.
Q: Where does my family sit during Commencement?
A: Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors of the Jenny Craig Pavilion open one hour before each ceremony. Since seating is open, please do not save seats in any way other than sitting in the seat. Special seating is available to guests who are hearing impaired or disabled.
Q: How do I order my cap, gown and regalia for the Commencement ceremony?
A: For the most up-to-date information, attend USD's GradFest on March 13 and 14 from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. at the Torero Store to order your cap, gown and regalia. At GradFest, you will also be able to order commencement announcements, commencement photos and class rings.
Q: When and how will I receive my USD School of Law diploma?
A: Diplomas will be mailed directly to graduates after class rank and honors have been determined, a 2- to 4-week process. It is very important that you update your mailing address in the Records Office in order to receive your diploma in a timely manner.
Q: How do I order Commencement photos?
A: You can order personalized photographs of the Commencement ceremony from California Candids at any time.
Q: How do I order a DVD of the Commencement ceremonies?
A: The University of San Diego will be producing the commencement DVD, which will be available for purchase. If you would like a copy, you can order the DVD online.
Q: What if my family is unable to attend Commencement?
A: The USD School of Law graduation ceremony will be webcast live on the internet and will be available for replay for up to 24 hours after Commencement. View the live webcast.
Q: Can my parents or grandparents be involved in the Commencement ceremony?
A: Parents, grandparents, and/or siblings who are alumni of USD School of Law can participate in congratulating graduates on stage at the commencement ceremony. Those who wish to participate should email the Office for JD Student Affairs by April 19, 2013 so that the Alumni and Development Office can order their caps and gowns.
Q: What is the Graduation Party?
A: Sponsored by the Student Bar Association, the Graduation Party is an annual event that celebrates the graduating students. For ticket information, please check the SBA TWEN page in mid–April.
Q: Why is it important to complete the Career Services Graduate Survey?
A: The information you provide on the graduate survey helps the career services office further develop employment opportunities for USD Law graduates and provides statistical information which is reported, collectively and anonymously, to the American Bar Association and to U.S. News & World Report for use in the annual law school ranking.
Q: Why is it important to complete and submit the Keep in Touch Alumni Survey?
A: The information you provide on the Keep in Touch Alumni Survey helps you stay in touch with classmates and other USD Law alumni who are currently working in all legal fields. Joining the USD Law Alumni Association is free and can help you further develop your professional network.