College of Law


2020 Commencement Ceremonies Canceled

It is with great regret that due to the continuing global crisis of COVID-19, the on-campus commencement ceremonies scheduled for Sunday, May 17, have been canceled. Willamette University is exploring alternate ways to celebrate the achievements of our members of the Class of 2020. We will reach out to our graduating seniors with updates as they become available. We thank you for your understanding, patience, and flexibility during this challenging time.

2020 Commencement Schedule

Thursday, May 14

5:30 p.m.
College of Law Class of 2020 Graduation Dinner, TBA
5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Check in
6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Service
6:30 p.m.
Dinner Service
7:30 p.m.
Dessert Service
8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
DJ and Dancing

Saturday, May 16

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Willamette Store Open, University Center, 1st Floor

Graduates should pick up their regalia at the Willamette Store before Commencement. Remember to bring your Willamette ID card. If you are picking up regalia for a friend, please make sure your friend has pre-arranged this with the Willamette store staff. Double check to make sure you have your robe, hood, tam, and tassel! If you have earned an academic honor cord, those will be awarded during the line-up gathering at the Law School.

noon - 4:30 p.m.
Bistro Open, University Center, 1st Floor

Sunday, May 17

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bistro Open, University Center, 1st Floor
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Willamette Store Open, University Center, 1st Floor
10:00 a.m.
College of Law Graduates Line Up, Paulus Lecture Hall: Room 201
10:45 a.m.
Law Graduates Group Photo, Law School Steps
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
College of Law Hooding & Commencement Ceremony, Quad

Commencement Speaker - TBA

Ceremony will be held in an outdoor covered venue. Please check the weather forecast and appropriately dress for the weather as it may be chilly under the tent during the ceremony.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
College of Law Reception, Law School
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum Open
1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Return Law Graduate Tams, Hoods & Gowns, Willamette Store, University Center, 1st Floor

Please retain your bags that you received your regalia in to make for an easy regalia check-in process.


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