Class of 2020 Celebration

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Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 28

Law School Diploma and Hooding Ceremony
10 a.m., Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center Arena

This will follow the format of our traditional Diploma and Hooding Ceremony. Each law graduate will walk across the stage and be hooded by a member of the faculty.
Professor Patricia O'Hara, selected by the Class of 2020 as Professor of the Year, will address the class.
Unlimited seating. 
Law School Brunch
Noon, Tent on DeBartolo Quad

For Law graduates, faculty, and their families

Law School Dinner/Dance 
6 p.m., Morris Inn Ballroom

A combination of Barrister's Ball and Class Dinner
Law graduates and one guest

Sunday, May 29

University Commencement Mass and Ceremony
9 a.m., Notre Dame Stadium
Each graduate will receive as many tickets as they would like for the outdoor Commencement Mass and University Commencement Exercises. In the event severe weather causes the Commencement Mass and Commencement Exercises to move indoors, graduates will receive three tickets each.
This event is ticketed, you must register online here

2020 Class Picnic (all graduates, organized by the University)
Noon, North Quad

For ALL graduates and their families
Register online here

Law School Prayer Service
3:00 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart
It’s a tradition for the Law School’s Commencement to include a prayer service for the entire class. (Note: This is not a Mass.)  
For Law graduates and their families
At this time seating is unlimited, no tickets needed

John Nagle Dedication
3:45 p.m. picnic area outside of CDO
More information will come later.

Other Events

The University has also planned several events throughout the weekend starting on Friday, May 27-Monday, May 30 that are open to ALL graduates.

We realize that some of these events such as the Last Trip to the Grotto and the Commencement Ball are geared to the undergraduates and were part of their normal senior week activities, however you are welcome to organize amongst yourselves groups to attend any of these events. Some events have a fee.

You can see a list of all the events HERE. 

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