Commencement Checklist

View the complete schedule of commencement events.


Ongoing Go to MySanDiego and update your contact information.
March 1, 2014 Go to the CalBar website to register for the 2014 California July Bar Examination. (View bar exams in other states)
March 19-20, 2014 GradFest. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (USD Torero Store). Order cap and gown ($25.00 fee), commencement announcements, photos, etc. at GradFest, the USD Torero Store (Loma Hall), online, or through the Graduation Hotline at (619) 260-4600 ext. 4248. Representatives will be available to order a class ring.
 March 21, 2014

Deadline to APPLY TO GRADUATE. Log in to MySanDiego and go to the "Law Student" tab. In the Academic Records Tools channel, click on "Apply to Graduate." You MUST complete the online form if you plan to graduate in May.

Deadline to provide commencement and diploma information. Fill out the online survey to provide your information. If you do not wish to provide your diploma information online, go to the Registrar's Office in Warren Hall Room 202.

Deadline to schedule your mandatory exit interview. Students whose last names start with A-J must email Students whose last names start with K-Z must email (JD students only).

April 1, 2014 Last day to submit your JD concentration application to the Office for Law Student Affairs, Warren Hall 218; LLM's submit your concentration application to Graduate and International Programs, Warren Hall 207.
April 4, 2014 Deadline to apply to be the student commencement speaker. If you would like to represent the class of 2014 as the student commencement speaker, email a written draft of your proposed commencement speech to SBA President Michelle Silva. The speech may be no longer than 10 minutes when delivered. The graduation committee will review all submitted speeches and choose three finalists who will be invited to give their speech before the committee. The committee will select the student commencement speaker from those finalists. 

Deadline to apply to be the student national anthem singer. If you would like to sing the national anthem at the 2014 commencement ceremony, please email the Office for Law Student Affairs. In your email, include your name, email, and a contact phone number. Auditions will take place the weeks of April 7 and 14 and will be in front of a panel of administrators and graduating students.
April 6, 2014 Last day to order cap and gown (either online or at the Torero Store) ($25.00 fee).
April 17, 2014 Last day to submit your Pro Bono hours to the Office for Law Student Affairs.
April 23, 2014 Last day to notify the Office for Law Student Affairs if your relatives are alums and you would like them to participate on stage at commencement.
April 30, 2014 Pick up cap and gown (GradFest II Celebration) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Degheri Alumni Center. Stop by and pick up your cap and gown while enjoying food, music, and a festive atmosphere. Caps and gowns can also be picked up in the Torero Store (Loma Hall) starting on May 1 during regular bookstore hours.
Before May 1, 2014 Complete mandatory financial aid exit loan counseling.
Before May 1, 2014 Participate in the graduating class gift campaign.
Before May 1, 2014 Complete the online Career and Professional Development graduate survey. (JD students only)
TBA Attend the Student Bar Association grad bash. (Time and Location TBA)
May 16, 2014 Attend the law school graduation mass at 4 p.m. in Founders Chapel. If you are interested in volunteering at the mass, please contact the Office for Law Student Affairs.
May 17, 2014 Attend the commencement ceremony from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. No tickets necessary. Arrive for line-up by 8 a.m. Reception follows in the University Center, Forums A, B and C. The commencement ceremony will be webcast live and replays will be available for one week following the ceremony.
July, 2014 Diplomas will be mailed to mailing address on file. Order commencement photos from the May 17, 2014 ceremony online from California Candids.

For questions about this page, please email the Office for Law Student Affairs.


Law Student Affairs
Warren Hall, Room 218
Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715


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