Photograph: Eagle statue outside law school.

December 2014 Commencement for Class of 2015

December 2014 graduates of Washburn University School of Law will participate in the Washburn University Commencement ceremony.

Commencement will be Friday, December 12, 2014, 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 Petro Allied Health Center, Room 210 (McPherson Room, 2nd floor, north end) immediately following commencement. The reception will conclude at 10:00 p.m.

Before Commencement

Course Audit Information

If you have any questions about whether or not you have completed all requirements for graduation in December 2014, please contact Donna Haverkamp, Student Records Administrator, in the Deans' Office, room 202, (donna.haverkamp@washburn.edu or (785) 670-1661).

Class of 2015 Graduate Composite Photos

  • A sign-up sheet will be located on a table in the entry of the Law Library beginning Monday, October 6, 2014. Photos are taken by appointment only. Timeliness is of the essence.
  • Wichers Photography will be on campus 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday thru Thursday, November 4-6, 2014 to take pictures for the Class of 2015 Composite. You will see your images that day so be prepared to make decisions.

FAQ

  • Who is included in the composite photo?
    Answer: Graduates of Fall 2014, Spring 2015 & Summer 2015 make up the Class of 2015.
  • Do I have to pay for this photo session?
    Answer: Yes, there is a session fee of $30.00 plus tax ($32.64) due at time of appointment. Each graduate will receive an 11x14 size print of the composite for this fee. You may pay with cash, check or debit/credit card. Photo packages are available.
  • Do I need purchase regalia for the photo session?
    Answer: No, Wichers Photography provides regalia for the photo session.
  • What do I wear under the regalia?
    Answer: A small amount of your clothing will show under the robe. Look at the previous year's class composite to determine what is appropriate.
  • What if I am unable to be photographed on these days?
    Answer: Call Wichers Photography at 785-271-5355 to schedule your appointment to come into their studio.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements may be ordered from CB Announcements, cbgrad.com or call (800) 433-0296.

Class Ring

Class rings are may be ordered through the Jostens' website.

Regalia

The Ichabod Shop will begin taking orders for regalia on Monday, September 8, 2014.

Law degree graduates planning to walk in the December 12, 2014 ceremony must place a special order for their regalia. Law School regalia, consisting of a robe, hood, and tam (hat), may be rented through the Washburn University Bookstore.

  • Cost: $74.99 (price is subject to change)
  • Orders must be placed by Friday, October 31, 2014, to avoid late/ship fees.

Questions about regalia can be directed to Rhonda Wedel at rhonda.wedel@washburn.edu or call (785) 670-1931.

To order in person please visit the WU Bookstore, Memorial Union first floor southeast corner, during their regular hours:

  • Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

To order online (preferred method):

  • 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.

Professional Photographer

Professional pictures will be taken of all graduates during the ceremony.

Commencement Day

December 2014 graduates of Washburn University School of Law will participate in the Washburn University Commencement ceremony.

  • Date: Friday, December 12, 2014.
  • Location: Washburn University, Petro Allied Health Center, Lee Arena.
  • Parking: Free parking on the east side of Petro.
  • Arrive: 5:45 p.m.
  • Line-up: Hallway across from room 105; group photo will be taken nearby at 6:00 p.m.
  • Ceremony begins: 6:30 p.m. and is expected to last approximately two hours.
  • No tickets are required. The event is open to the public.

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 two hours. Please make your plans accordingly.

University staff will be available to assist guests with special needs; however, it is important that those guests requiring assistance and/or special seating notify the Washburn University Student Services Office at (785) 670-1629, or student-services@washburn.edu, at least 2 weeks in advance.

Champagne Reception

  • Immediately following commencement ceremony.
  • All family and guests, including children, are invited.
  • Location: Petro Allied Health Center, Room 210 (McPherson Room, 2nd floor, north end).
  • The reception will conclude at 10:00 p.m.
Lodging in Topeka

Information about hotels and motels in Topeka is available at the Visit Topeka Inc. website (convention / visitors bureau).

Questions

Law students or family member with questions regarding the December 2013 commencement should contact

May 2015 Commencement

Commencement for May and summer 2015 graduates will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Lee Arena of the Petro Allied Health Center on the Washburn Campus. Weather permitting, graduates will march in procession from the Law School at 6:05 p.m. to Lee Arena. The commencement ceremony is expected to conclude by 8:00 p.m.

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.