Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Law School Commencement


  • Student check-in begins at 1:30pm at the Gainsborough Garage on St Botolph Street.
  • Please arrive wearing your cap and gown.
  • Limit what you bring to the arena (bags will not be allowed).
  • Guest check in begins at 2pm at Matthews Arena. All seating is general admission please plan accordingly.
  • To gain access to the guest tickets you have claimed during your registration, login to your Marching Order account and select “Print/Email Tickets”.

Regalia pick up:
If you were not able to pickup your cap and gown at Cabot Center, we will have your regalia available at the ceremony check-in table. Please arrive early to ensure there is enough time to collect your regalia.

All of the celebrations can be streamed here, for any guests who are unable to attend the event in person.

Complimentary parking will be offered on campus at Columbus Parking Garage. The parking pass can be found at the bottom of this email.

Professional Photos:
Proferssional photographers will be at the ceremony to take photos as you cross the stage. The photos will be sent to your Northeastern email address a few weeks after the celebration.
Health and Safety Guidelines
All guests must adhere to all COVID-19 protocols of the venue, city, and state to attend this event. For University guidance, please visit Northeastern’s Events and Social Gatherings Policy. All graduates will receive six (6) guest tickets for their celebration at Matthews Arena*
*Subject to change based on current COVID protocols, per state, local, and University guidance”

Venue Admittance Policy
Guest access by ticket only, general seating. No re-entry. Venue and/or event personnel reserve the right to remove any object from persons if deemed inappropriate or unsafe. The only animals allowed into the celebration are those serving as guide, signal or service to aid guests or graduates with disabilities. Guests escorted by service animals may not take up additional seats. All guests are subject to search, at the discretion of the venue security personnel, of their person and/or possessions (including women’s handbags of normal size that may be allowed entry after such search.) No storage or check area is available for prohibited items. Confiscated items will be discarded. Enforcement will be without exceptions.

Prohibited Items
Alcoholic beverages, drugs or other illegal substances, Artificial noisemakers, Backpacks, bags larger than 12″x12″x12″ or briefcases, Balloons, Drones, Food or beverages, Laptops, Laser pointers or similar items, Selfie sticks, Strollers, Umbrellas, Weapons, Wrapped gifts.

Graduation Checklist


The deadline to declare a concentration was October 1st of your 3L year.  Once you have finished the requirements for your concentration, certify that you have done so.

Apply to Graduate

The Application to Graduate tells the Registrar that you are graduating and if you are planning to attend the graduation ceremony or not. You can access the Application to Graduate through myNortheastern. If you have not yet submitted the Application to Graduate, please contact Bill Greene ( immediately.

Co-op Exit Survey

Help the Co-op and Career Development Office learn your post-graduate plans.

This is found on Symplicity, under the Profiles Section. It’s called “Graduate Employment Survey,” and you should fill it out one week before commencement.

Bar Authorization & Certification

Any graduate planning to take the bar must fill out this form, which authorizes the release of information to state bars and certifies that disclosures have been submitted to NUSL. Please note that this form does not prompt ASA to send any bar exam-related document on your behalf; you will need to provide Matt Podgurski ( your specific bar exam-related form (e.g., Dean’s Certificate, Law School Certificate, etc.) in order for it to be processed.

While there is no formal deadline, please plan ahead. It can take up to one week to complete a bar certification, once we receive it. For more information, please check click here.

Note: All bar certifications are processed by ASA. However, if the jurisdiction which you are sitting for wants an official transcript, you should request it from here.

Transcripts from Dual-Degree or Transfer Students

If you are a transfer or dual‐degree student, please submit your official transcripts as soon as possible, before the first week of classes in your final quarter.

You can have your former university mail official transcripts here:
NU School of Law,
Attn: ASA, 202 KN
416 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115