School of Law Ceremony

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 AM
  • Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts


Candidates for degrees will assemble in academic dress at 9:30 a.m. in the Studio Theater located in the Mondavi Center. The stage party and faculty will assemble in the Green Room accessed through the Artists’ Entrance at the Mondavi Center.

Order of Procession

The order of procession will be stage party then candidates.


The ceremony will include remarks by a student speaker, a faculty speaker and the dean; an address by the commencement speaker; the presentation of awards; and the conferring of degrees and hoods.

At the appropriate part of the ceremony, each candidate will move to the stage, be invested with the hood and then cross the stage to the chancellor or provost, and the dean. Candidates will return to their seats, and the ceremony will close with a recessional.

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See Photographs under General Information.


Following the ceremony, a reception will be held for degree recipients, their families and friends, and other friends of the School of Law.

Gown, Tam and Hood Return

To avoid a late-return charge, gowns and tams must be returned to the collection staff outside the reception immediately following the ceremony or to the UC Davis Bookstore no later than Monday, May 22. Hoods are the property of the School of Law and will be collected at a designated table.

For rental information, see Academic Dress under General Information.


Tickets are required for the School of Law ceremony.

UC Davis students, faculty, family and friends of graduates will receive tickets to attend commencement.


All questions regarding the School of Law ceremony should be directed to the Events Manager, (530) 754-5335.

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