Commencement

The School of Law Commencement is Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:00 in Matthews Arena.

Electronic tickets will be available through MyNortheastern.

For more information, visit the Commencement Office at Northeastern University.

Northeastern University FAQs

Graduation Checklist

Concentrations

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 by the end of the second week of your final quarter.


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. This is not the same thing as Graduation Clearance, which Kendra Millay did for you via email.

The Application to Graduate opens in the Fall and closes in the Winter Quarter. The deadline to apply to graduate is April 6, 2018.


Co-op Exit Survey

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

This is found on Simplicity, 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.

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 this website.

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, but 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
416 Huntington Ave, 59 Cargill Hall
Boston, MA 02115


Ceremony & Reception Details

Gowns and Tams

You must purchase a tam in advance of the ceremony. Your tam and your gown will be on your chair before the ceremony.

All students participating in the commencement ceremony will need a tam. The tam, otherwise known as a “puffy hat,” is a custom in NUSL’s commencement ceremony.

The cost of a new tam is $41. New tams come in two sizes – Small-Medium (hat size 6 3/4 to 7 1/8) or Large-Extra Large (hat size 7 1/4 to 7 5/8) and includes an adjustable Velcro closure. The University provides you with your gown and hood free of charge.

We have a limited number of used tams available purchase for $15. Used tams come in three sizes – S/M, M/L, or L/XL. The used tam will most likely need to be dry cleaned. The average cost of dry cleaning is $7 – $10.

Please go to https://commerce.cashnet.com/SFLAW to order a tam. The deadline to purchase a tam is March 30, 2018. Your tam will be distributed the week or day of commencement.


Tickets

You will receive an email from the Commencement Office with instructions on how to download your tickets via MyNortheastern. Each graduating student is allocated ten tickets. If you need additional tickets, please fill out this form.

You will have to show your electronic ticket at the door. For those who do not have a smart phone, you may print your tickets to bring them to the ceremony.


Ceremony

Details to follow.


Reception

There will be a reception following the ceremony. Details to follow.