Law Commencement
The ceremony took place on Sunday, May 11 at the TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
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Graduate CommencementThe 2014 School of Law Commencement took place on Sunday, May 11, at 10 a.m., at the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill Campus.

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CommencementFollowing the ceremony, light snacks and beverages will be served at a reception in the Rocky Top Student Center on the York Hill Campus.

Consistent with University policy, no alcohol may be brought to or consumed on campus during the ceremony. In order to maintain the dignity of the proceedings, and in recognition of the importance of the day in the lives of our graduates and their families, we ask for your assistance with respect to our alcoholic beverage policy. Thank you for your cooperation.

Richard BlumenthalThe speaker for the School of Law Commencement ceremony will be U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
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Law CommencementAll candidates for degrees must report to the TD Bank Sports Center by 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

Law CommencementGraduates will stand and remain quiet as the faculty, staff and platform participants march to their seats. During the invocation, all should stand. After the invocation, all are seated, following the example of those on the platform. Except for the time when graduates receive their degree, they are expected to remain seated during the ceremony.

Each group of graduates will be called in order; the marshal will direct the groups to the platform area at the correct time. Each graduate will have received a card with his or her name on it. As graduates approach the platform, they will present this card to the dean, who will then read the student's name. After receiving the diploma cover and shaking the President's hand, graduates will cross the stage and return to their seat. Once the entire group has returned to their seats, the president will announce the conferral of degrees ("By the power vested in me by the Board of Trustees, I hereby confer upon you the degree of...") After he has finished speaking, students will move the tassel to the left of side of the cap.

When the ceremonies are over, the audience will rise for the benediction. Men should remove their caps and replace them when the benediction is finished. All graduates will remain standing while the Commencement participants exit. The platform party will leave first, followed by the graduates. Students may keep the academic robe, cap, hood, and tassel. They are not to be returned to the bookstore.

Maintaining the safety and security of everyone taking part in our commencement ceremonies at Quinnipiac University is of utmost importance. To that end, certain items are prohibited at the TD Bank Sports Center. No alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, large handbags, metal folding seat cushions, seats that clamp onto bleachers, noisemaking devices, mace or similar substances, signs, sticks or poles or weapons of any type are permitted. Neither graduates nor their guests may bring any of these items into the ceremonies.

Guests will be subject to visual inspection of person, bags and clothing that can conceal prohibited items.  Please feel free to bring cameras, video recorders, uncased binoculars, small handbags, pagers, cell phones, seat cushions, "umbrella"-type strollers and clothes for weather conditions. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Law CommencementTravel:
Please keep in mind, several area universities are holding their commencement ceremonies on the same weekend as Quinnipiac. Traffic may be heavy and there may be delays. For this reason, please allow additional travel time when planning your arrival for Commencement. Please make sure to arrive as early as possible (at least 60 minutes before the Commencement processional begins). 

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Ample parking is available at the TD Bank Sports Center.

Law CommencementWe extend a special invitation to you to join us on the Web for this year's celebration, which unites students, parents, faculty and administration.

View an archived recording of the live webcast

Law CommencementPrograms
Commencement programs listing graduates' names will be distributed at the ceremony.


A professional photographer from Grad Images will take pictures of each student as the diploma is presented. Copies will be available for purchase. Graduates can preregister their e-mail, and friends and family e-mail addresses and will be contacted as soon as their photos are available for online viewing and ordering. Preregister at

Additional information regarding arrangements for those family members and friends taking long-range photos will be posted as it becomes available.

Flowers will be available for purchase for the convenience of family and friends.

Law CommencementThe Commencement Fair will be held on the Mount Carmel Campus on Monday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Piazza of the Carl Hansen Student Center.

It will also be held on the North Haven Campus on Wednesday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Representatives from all offices involved in Commencement will distribute caps and gowns and answer questions.

Tickets will be available online. Please see the "Tickets" section for more information.

Law CommencementTickets
The ceremony will have open seating and no tickets will be required.

You will receive a package of seven invitations for you to send to family and friends. Please note that these are not admission or seating tickets.

Law CommencementStudents will be able to pick-up their cap and gown at the Commencement Fair.  Please see the "Commencement Fair" section for dates, times and locations.

If you are unable to pick-up your cap and gown in person, someone may do it for you. If you would like your cap and gown shipped to you, please leave a message with your name and phone number at 203-582-8431. Someone will return your call for full shipping information. Please note, the cap and gown are free of charge but there is a $6.95 shipping fee.

Please call 203-582-8431 with any gown questions.

Students may keep the academic robe, cap, hood, and tassel. They are not to be returned to the bookstore.

Law CommencementIf you or a member of your family has a disability that requires special parking accommodations, please call Pat Polvani after April 15, 2014, at 203-582-8479. She will be happy to assist you.