Commencement

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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

The University of Notre Dame will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2022 the weekend of May 13-15, 2022.

3L Week

In addition to programming created by the Student Bar Association, the following reception will be hosted:

Monday, May 9

International & Graduate Programs Commencement Reception
5 to 7 p.m., Morris Inn Ballroom
This event is a celebration of all graduating international law students and students who participated in our London Law Program, exchange programs, Honor Scholars Programs, fall or spring break programs abroad, or pursued international law related courses and opportunities on campus. This reception will celebrate the 2022 J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. classes and all students are welcome to attend.

Commencement Weekend

Visit map.nd.edu to see an interactive map of Notre Dame’s campus.

Friday, May 13

Law School Awards Ceremony
2:30 p.m., Washington Hall
This event is for students receiving various academic awards. Tickets required for guests.

Law School Reception
3:30 p.m., Eck Hall of Law 
A reception with light refreshments for all graduates and their guests.

Saturday, May 14

Law School Prayer Service
9:00 a.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart
It’s a tradition for the Law School’s Commencement activities to begin with a prayer service for the entire class. (Note: This is not a Mass.) Seating is limited. Tickets required for guests. Watch the livestream here.

Law School Class Photo
9:40 a.m., Steps of the Main Building
At the conclusion of the prayer service, the Law School’s Class of 2022 will gather with faculty on the steps of Notre Dame’s Main Building for a class photo. Please join your classmates for the photo, even if you choose not to attend the prayer service.

Law Diploma and Hooding Ceremony
11:00 a.m., Joyce Center, Purcell Pavilion
Each law graduate will walk across the stage and be hooded by Dean Cole. Hooding refers to the placement of an academic hood over your shoulders to signify the completion of your law degree. Seating is unlimited. No tickets required. Watch the livestream here.

Law School Lunch Reception
1 p.m., Tent on DeBartolo Quad
All law graduates and their guests are invited to a lunch catered by Nelson’s BBQ. Registration was required, but no tickets were issued. Graduates and their guests will check in with law school staff before entering the tent.

University Commencement Mass
5:00 p.m., Joyce Center, Purcell Pavilion
Mass will be celebrated for all University of Notre Dame graduates and their families.
No tickets required. Watch the livestream here.

Sunday, May 15

University Commencement Ceremony
9:00 a.m., Notre Dame Stadium
This ceremony is for all University of Notre Dame graduates and their families.
Seating is unlimited. Tickets are required. Watch the livestream here.

Shuttle Route for Commencement Weekend

The below map indicates the route for the campus shuttle during the Class of 2022 Commencement Weekend.

2022 Shuttle Map

For more information about the University of Notre Dame’s other commencement events, visit commencement.nd.edu.