December 2021 School of Law Commencement

Updated: October 20, 2021.

Commencement details summary as of 10/20/2021:

  • The ceremony will be held in-person Friday, December 17, at 7:30 in Lee Arena.
  • Our ceremony will be combined with the School of Applied Studies, School of Business, and School of Nursing.
  • No registration is required for guests and there is no limit on the number of guests.
  • We will follow Shawnee County guidance and health orders regarding COVID-19 safety and will adapt our plans to new developments if they arise.
  • The ceremony will be live streamed to allow guests to share in your celebration even if they are unable to attend.
  • A group photo will be taken before the ceremony begins. Watch for more details.

Steps for a Successful Graduation

Step 1: BEFORE MARCH 31, 2021 - Graduates turn in Application for Degree (15 KB PDF)

Step 2: MID-OCTOBER 2021 - Sign up for a photo session with Wichers Photography for the Class of 2022 Graduate Composite

  • Composite includes December 2021, May, June, and August 2022 Graduates.
  • Photo sessions will be November 2, 3, and 4, 2021 at the Law School.
  • By appointment only. Schedule your appointment online at:

Step 3: OCTOBER 19 and 20, 2021 - Order Graduation Announcements (optional)

  • CB Graduation Announcements will be at the GRAD FAIR on October 19, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • CB Graduation Announcements will be on campus on October 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Step 4: OCTOBER 19-DECEMBER 10, 2021 - Order Regalia from the Ichabod Shop

  • Order regalia online or at the GRAD FAIR on October 19, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at the Ichabod Shop.
    • You can pick up regalia in store, use SmartLocker pick-up, or have it shipped directly to you. Standard shipping charges will apply.
  • Please make sure you have all your pieces when you receive your regalia package!
  • Regalia cannot be returned after being opened!
  • Cost to purchase a full set of regalia is $99.00.
  • After December 10, 2021 you are not guaranteed to receive your regalia in time!
  • Email regalia questions to
  • Law School diplomas are 14 inches high by 17 inches wide.
  • Diploma frames are available at a discounted price during the GRAD FAIR on October 19.
    • Order diploma frames online or purchase in store at the Ichabod Shop starting October 19, 2021. (NOTE: Ichabod Shop will NOT ship diploma frames.)

Step 5: NOVEMBER 2, 3, and 4, 2021 - Have your photo taken for the Class of 2022 Graduate Composite

  • There is a session fee of $30.00 plus tax (total is $32.75) due at your appointment.
  • Each graduate will receive an 11" x 14" print of the composite for this fee.
  • You may pay with cash, check or debit/credit card.
  • Wichers Photography provides regalia for the photo session.
  • A small amount of your clothing will show under the robe. Look at previous year's composites to determine what is appropriate.
  • If you miss the November sessions you must have your picture taken by the end of February for it to be included in the composite.

Step 6: BEFORE NOVEMBER 19, 2021 - Complete the Graduate and Employment Information Questionnaire

Step 7: BEFORE DECEMBER 17, 2021 - Pre-Register for Photos with Grad Images (Optional)

  • Individual photos will be taken of each graduate as hooding occurs, as congratulations are extended by Dean Pratt, and in front of the Law School banner.
  • Pre-register to receive no-obligation commencement photo proofs and a 20% discount if you chose to purchase photos. Once the site opens, click on your upcoming graduation and register.
  • Questions can be directed to or call (800) 628-4509.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation Checklists
  • LL.M. (73 KB PDF)
  • J.D. (100 KB PDF)
    Note: If you took a hybrid course or participated in a competition prior to fall 2019 these may fulfill J.D. requirements. See Donna Haverkamp with questions.
  • M.S.L

Upper Level Certification Forms:

Graduate and Employment Form
Graphic: Thumbnail image of the form to be completed by December graduating students.

If you need to update your information after submitting the form, send changes to

Putting On Regalia
Photograph: Professor Jeffrey Jackson demonstrating how to put on a tam and carry a hood.

Professor Jeff Jackson demonstrates
how to put on your tam and carry your hood.

Graduation announcements may be ordered from CB Grad online or call (800) 433-0296.

Class rings may be ordered from Jostens.

Contact Information

Questions regarding the Law School graduation events should be directed to:
Cory Payne, Commencement Coordinator
(785) 670-1185

Emily Schneider, Administrative Specialist
(785) 670-2160

Jo Hunt, Associate Dean for Administration
(785) 670-1859

Questions regarding graduation requirements should be directed to:
Donna Haverkamp, Student Records Administrator
(785) 670-1661