Plans are subject to change. Visit the LU Registrar’s 2021 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 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 semester of your 3L year.
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. 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. The deadline to order will be announced during the spring semester and the cost will be approximately $180. Regalia will most likely be delivered mid-April to the Liberty University Bookstore or to the law school. You will be notified of pick-up dates and times.
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 2020 composite photo is available later this summer, the law school will send a copy to each graduate as a gift. When requested, ensure that you provide a permanent email address to Dean Tim Spaulding at email@example.com so that he may contact you to arrange for shipping.
Qualifying students will be contacted by Mrs. Cordle at firstname.lastname@example.org 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, contact Mrs. Cordle at email@example.com.
Schedule of Events
- May 5-14, 2021
Hooding Ceremony Rehearsal:
- May 14, 2021
Main LU Commencement Ceremony:
- May 15, 2021 (Virtual)
- View the Degree Presentation Ceremony page for times and locations of each degree presentation ceremony.
Please check with the LU Commencement website for updates.
Law School Hooding (J.D. and LL.M. Programs) Ceremony:
- May 15, 2021
- 1:00 p.m.
- Academic Lawn
- View the 2021 In-Person Ceremony Details page for arrival and parking procedures and other FAQs.