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Graduation Preparation

Grad Fair

The School of Law is creating a one-stop-shop for graduating 3Ls! Please join Events Manager Gia Hellwig and the UC Davis Bookstore in the King Hall Student Lounge (lower level) and prepare for commencement! If you cannot be there, the same information is found on this page.  Grad Fair 2015, UC Davis School of Law, Student Lounge, Wednesday, February 25 from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Graduation Checklists

Graduation checklists are available on the Law School Intranet site under the "Course Tools" tab. These lists are for informational purposes only; it is your responsibility to verify your graduation requirements. Please contact the Registrar's Office if you need assistance.

Name and Degree Verification

Your name is listed in the commencement program, and printed on your law school diploma in the way your name is displayed in your student record.  We ask that you log into the Law School Intranet site to view and verify your name on record.   Additonally, your undergraduate degree is listed in the commencement program under your name. If you want to make a change to your name, other than to your middle name/initial, please complete a name change petition available online by following the link: Petition for Name Change If you have not verified your information by the deadline, we will use what is currently listed on your student record for both the commencement program and your law school diploma.  Name changes will affect all university records. Please return the completed form to the Law School Registrar's Office. If you make a name change but don't provide the form, the change will not be made.

Activities, Awards, and Scholarships

Activities, awards, and scholarships are printed in the back of the commencement program. This information is also on the Law School Intranet site. Please choose from the list provided, any activities, awards and scholarship that apply to your Law School career only. If you have a law school achievement you want to add that is not on the list, include in the request line. This link will be made available for a limited time in the spring.  We are under a print deadline for the commencement program and diplomas. Deadlines assigned for checklists, online verification, and activities and awards will be firm deadlines.  No exceptions will be made.

Announcements

Announcements can be ordered online at the UC Davis Bookstore website.  Some customization is allowed on announcements for special activities and awards.  Your order will ship within two days and estimated ship time is up to five days. For Grad Pack pricing and/or information on availability of class rings and portrait photography, please visit the UC Davis Bookstore website.

Academic Dress

The academic attire for participants in the ceremony is a doctoral gown and cap with a purple tassel. Academic hoods are provided by the Law School the day of commencement and are distributed to students before they cross the stage. The hood is the possession of the School of Law and must be returned to the School of Law immediately following the ceremony. Hoods are available for purchase for those who want to keep a hood after graduation. See Purchasing Academic Hoods, below.

How to order

Rental includes cap, gown, and tassel. Gowns can be rented with purchase of grad pack or rented on its own. Purchase of Grad Pack offers the best discount. Online ordering will be available beginning in February, at the UC Davis Bookstore website. Click on Cap & Gown or Grad Pack button to get to the order form which will give you a choice for JD and LL.M. gowns. If you do not pre-ordered by the deadline of March 29, you must contact the Commencement Coordinator at the bookstore to arrange to place your rental order in person.

Picking-Up Orders

All orders will be delivered to King Hall. Caps, gowns, and tickets will be available for pick up in the Career Services Office the week prior to commencement. You will be notified by e-mail when you can pick them up. If your order includes a Grad Pack, it will be delivered for pick-up with your cap and gown. For Grad Pack pricing and/or information on availability of class rings and portrait photography, please visit the UC Davis Bookstore website.

Purchasing Academic Hoods

If you choose to purchase your own hood rather than borrow the Law School hood, academic hoods are available for purchase. Students can access and print the order form by clicking on the following link: (Purchasing Academic Hoods).   The bookstore normally carries a limited supply of new JD hoods in stock, but they can also be special ordered at no additional cost if they run out. In order to have one in time for our ceremony, orders should be placed by March 29.