May 2013 Commencement
Washburn University School of Law Commencement will be Saturday, May 11, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Lee Arena of the Petro Allied Health Center on the Washburn Campus.
A Champagne Reception, hosted by Washburn University School of Law, will be held in Washburn rooms A & B in the Memorial Union immediately following commencement.
- General directions to the Washburn campus are available at the Washburn University web site.
- See also directions to the law school.
We are able to accommodate an unlimited number of guests for the ceremony in Lee Arena of the Petro Allied Health Center. We are able to host up to five guests per graduate for the Champagne Reception in the Memorial Union Washburn Room.
Law School Commencement Information
Course Audit Information
If you have any questions about whether or not you have completed all requirements for graduation in May or July 2013, please contact Donna Haverkamp, Student Records Administrator, in the Deans' Office, room 202, (donna.haverkamp [at] washburn.edu or (785) 670-1661).
If you have not had your picture taken for the Law School Composite you may still do so before the end of February. Contact Wichers Photography at 271-5355 to make an appointment. Wichers is located at 4105 SW 29th Street (just west of Walgreen's at 29th and Gage).
Graduation announcements may be ordered from CB Grad Announcements at their website or call (800) 433-0296. Representatives will be at the Law School on Monday, April 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. by the Libation Station to take orders. See CB Announcements flyer (53 KB PDF).
Class rings are available from Jostens. If you are interested in a class ring, visit the Jostens' website.
GRAD FAIR DISCOUNT: Regalia can be rented at a discount if you place your order AT the Grad Fair, March 27, 2013 between 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in the Washburn Room of the Memorial Union.
Law School regalia, consisting of a robe, hood, and tam (hat), can be rented through the Washburn University Bookstore. Law degree graduates planning to walk in the May 2013 ceremony must place a special order for their regalia. Orders must be placed by Thursday, March 28, 2013, to avoid late/ship fees.
To order online:
- Go to the online Washburn University Bookstore (a new window will open).
- On the 'Regalia - Rental Law & Faculty' item description page select "Student - Law Rental Set" from the "Item Option" dropdown list.
- Make sure Quantity is "1", then click "Add to Cart" and respond to the height and shirt size prompts.
- In the upper right corner, click "Shopping Cart", then "Continue Checkout."
- If this is your first time shopping the WU online Bookstore, you will need to create an account and register.
To order in person:
- Visit the Washburn University Bookstore: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Questions: Contact Adrianne Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the WU Bookstore.
Mandatory Practice — Friday, May 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
MANDATORY PRACTICE for graduating law students at Lee Arena in the Petro Allied Health Center on Friday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. Please contact Professor Myrl Duncan (myrl.duncan [at] washburn.edu) with questions about the practice session.
Wichers Photography will be at the practice to handout copies of the Class of 2013 composite to graduates.
Commencement Day — Saturday, May 11, 2013 — 6:30 p.m.
Commencement is a celebration to honor and recognize the achievements of all graduates. With respect to all, it is expected that graduates and their families and friends will remain for the entire ceremony. Commencement is expected to last approximately ninety minutes. Please make your plans accordingly.
No tickets are required. The event is open to the public.
Law School staff will be available to assist guests with special needs; however, it is important that those guests requiring assistance and/or special seating notify Gwyn Nelson at (785) 670-2460 or gwyn.nelson [at] washburn.edu, at least 2 weeks in advance of the ceremony.
Parking is available at no charge in the parking lot on the east side of Petro Allied Health Center.
We have made arrangements with GradImages to have a professional photographer take pictures of all graduates during the ceremony. Visit the GradImages website for more information.