School of Law

2013 Commencement

Minneapolis Convention Center Rooms 101A-J

Graduates will line up in Rooms 102 A-C

Important Dates and Information



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Caps and Gowns



Feb. 14th

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


Contact:  Angela Dzik


Pick Up

April 24th  or April 25th  

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Atrium:  Your class composite photo will be taken first and then you will pick up your cap/gown in MSL 138

Contact: Angela Dzik/Paul Provost

  • If you are unable to pick up your cap & gown at either of these times, you can pick them up at the bookstore in Opus Hall anytime after April 27th
  • You will receive your hood on the day of commencement


Turn In

May 11th

MSL 138

Immediately following ceremony back at the law school.

  • You must turn in your cap, gown and hood immediately following the ceremony. Not turning in your cap/gown on the day of commencement will result in a late fee assessed to the graduate.



  • Each graduate will receive five complimentary invitations. If you would like additional invitations/announcements, you may order them through the bookstore.


Graduation Hotel Option


Graduate Photos

April 22nd or April 23rd 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. * Atrium

Contact:  Angela Dzik (MSL 404)           

  • Get your photo taken for composite picture
  • Photos will be available online at to choose which shot you’d like for the composite and will be available for purchase.



  • Due to commencement taking place at the Minneapolis Convention Center, there are no tickets for commencement.
  •  Seating is open and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the auditorium will open at 12 noon.



School of Law Commencement Day


Saturday, May 11th

1 p.m.

Minneapolis Convention Center Rooms 102 A-C

  • Doors of the auditorium open early but the auditorium doors will not open until 12 p.m.
  • Graduates must arrive no later than 12 p.m.
  • All Students must be report to the line-up room no later than 12:15 p.m.  Graduates will line up in 101 A-J
  • The ceremony will last until approximately 2:30 p.m.
  • A baccalaureate mass and breakfast will be held prior to commencement.  The Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by light pastries and coffee.  Reservations are required.
  • A punch and cake reception will follow immediately after commencement in the Law School Atrium


Career Services Exit Survey

Distributed:  April 1st

Deadline for return: April 24th or 25th  depending on when you pick up your cap and gown  (you will not receive cap & gown until survey is completed)

Contact: Dan Winterlin (2-4860)

  • Completed survey is due back from all 3Ls as it is a requirement of graduation
  • If you plan to pick up your cap/gown on Apr. 26th, please have your survey completed by then.


Community Service Hour Reporting

Friday, May 4th  

Contact:  LuAnn Hudson


Mentor Externship Activity Logs

Friday, April 26

Contacts:  Monica Anderson (x24979) or Judie Rush (x24898) (MSL 327)

To meet the program requirements students must complete the following by Friday, April 26:

  • Complete all requirements of the Mentor Externship course, including required class attendance, assignments, in person meetings, and any make up assignments
  • Log all program activity in Mentor Log 3.0 including 5 distinct experiences, 2 mentor debriefings, and a total of 30 hours of fieldwork
  • Print completed mentor log, meet with your mentor in person to discuss the mentor log, and log the year end meeting