Plans are subject to change. Visit the LU Registrar’s 2019 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 2019 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. 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 is April 9, 2019, 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 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 2019 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 so that he may contact you to arrange for shipping.

Main LU 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, contact Mrs. Cordle at

Schedule of Events

Final Exams:

  • May 1-10, 2019

Hooding Ceremony Rehearsal:

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • 2 p.m.
  • Only Students Need to Attend
  • Montview Student, Union Alumni Ballroom
  • What to bring: Hood
  • What to wear: After-hours dress code

3L Recognition and Awards Banquet:

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • 6 p.m.
  • The Virginian Hotel
  • What to bring: Self and up to five guests
  • What to wear: Semi-formal attire


  • Friday, May 10, 2019
  • 6 p.m.
  • Vines Center

Main LU Commencement Ceremony:

Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Williams Stadium
  • Arrival: Graduates plan to meet by 7 a.m. (time may change due to security procedures)
  • Meeting Location: Right side of the gate near Hancock Welcome Center

Please check with the LU Commencement website for updates.

Law School Hooding (J.D. and LL.M.) Ceremony:

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Montview Student Union, Alumni Ballroom
  • Please arrive no later than 12:15 p.m.
  • Location room for processional: Montview Room 3020

J.M. and Online Programs Ceremony:

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • 4 p.m.
  • LaHaye Event Space, Green Hall
  • Please arrive no later than 3:15 p.m.
  • Location for processional: Front Hallway of LaHaye Event Space