Graduation Information - Class of 2018

Plans are subject to change. Please visit the LU Registrar's 2018 Commencement page for changes and updates regarding graduation weekend. We will keep you updated about changes to School of Law specific events via the SBA announcements and other means.

Graduation Application

Graduation participants are required to complete an application in order to graduate and receive a diploma. A $100 Graduation Application Fee will be added to your student account during the Spring 2018 semester.

Dress Code

With the graduation gown, we also require business dress for all graduates. Dark colored pants, skirts and dresses are appropriate. We ask that men wear collared shirts. Please dress with the warm temperatures in mind, as you will be seated in the direct sunlight on the field in dark-colored gowns.

Consideration should be made when selecting footwear for Commencement day. The Commencement activities take place at various locations around campus and some walking will be required. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.  

Military uniforms are acceptable as an alternative to the Commencement regalia.

Regalia Rental and Delivery

You may rent regalia in person from the bookstore after May 4. The cost will be approximately $175. The deadline for online ordering through the Herff Jones website has passed. Regalia will most likely be delivered mid-April to the Liberty University Bookstore, and we will notify you of pick-up dates and times.

Graduation Accessories

Graduation announcements, class rings, etc. can be ordered online at Herff Jones through graduation. Diploma frames may be purchased at the Liberty University bookstore or ordered online. For further details, contact the Liberty University Bookstore at (434) 582-2316.

Class Composite Picture

When the Class of 2018 composite photo is available later this summer, the law school will send a copy to each graduate as a gift. When requested, please ensure that you provide a permanent email address to Mr. Deryl Edwards at so that he may contact you to arrange shipping. 

Commencement Check-in

Law students are not required to attend.

Honor Cords

Qualifying students will be contacted by Mrs. Cordle at when cords are available for pick up from her office.


Following the Hooding Ceremony and upon completion of all academic requirements and payment in full of your student account balance, your diploma will be mailed to you within four to six weeks. If your address changes during this period of time, please contact Mrs. Cordle at

Schedule of Events

Final Exams: 

  • May 9-18, 2018

Hooding Ceremony Rehearsal: 

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Only Students Need to Attend
  • School of Music Concert Hall
  • What to bring: Hood
  • What to wear: After-hours dress code

3L Recognition and Awards Banquet: 

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Kirkley Hotel
  • What to bring: Self and up to five guests
  • What to wear: Court/business attire for students, appropriate attire for guests


  • Friday, May 18, 2018
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Vines Center

Graduation Ceremony: 

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Williams Stadium
  • Arrival: Graduates plan to meet by 7:30 a.m. (time may change due to security procedures)
  • Meeting Location: Williams Stadium Practice Fields (may change due to security procedures)

Law School Hooding Ceremony:

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • 12:30-2 p.m.
  • School of Music Concert Hall
  • Please arrive by 11:40 a.m.
  • Location room for processional: SOM Room 160 (follow signs)

Please check with the LU Commencement website for any updates