Law Commencement


Law School Commencement 2016

For Law School students completing studies in 2016. No tickets required for this celebration event.  No guest limit.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Law Commencement Mass 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. University Chapel in College Hall.  All are welcome.
Law Commencement Friends and Family Social 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. Foley Library, Cowles Rare Book Room (3rd Floor) Heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be complimentary. A no-host, cash-only bar will be available. Seating is limited. You do not need to attend Mass to participate.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Law Commencement Ceremony 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. McCarthey Athletic Center

Mary Fairhurst will deliver the Law Commencement Address
Professor Jeffrey Hartje and Professor Emeritus Mark Wilson will jointly receive the Gonzaga Law Medal

McCarthey Athletic Center
8:15 a.m.  Class picture in front of School of Law Building
8:30 a.m.  McCarthey doors open for guest seating
8:30 a.m.  Graduates line up in the Martin Centre gym
9:00 a.m. 
Academic Procession and Ceremony begins
10:00 a.m. Social for graduates, family and faculty at the School of Law

Graduates will be wearing academic robes made from recycled material; the gowns are a matte-finish black material with two embroidered tabs featuring the Gonzaga Seal. A matching hood, with a purple collar identifying law as the field of study, and tam with purple tassel are also required attire.  The keepsake attire is available through our partner vendor, Graduate Services Northwest.

Rose sales at each ceremony event hosted by the Center for Cura Personalis, with proceeds for Gonzaga Peer Educators who provide programs and services for healthy living on campus. Just $5 per single red rose with protective plastic covering. Cash only.

Law Student Protocol

Law Student Instructions for Ceremony

Jana Wolf, MA
Program Coordinator

Angela Ruff
Special Projects Manager