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Law School Commencement

Widener Law Commonwealth is pleased to announce commencement plans that will recognize and honor our December 2023, May 2024, and August 2024 graduates. This year’s commencement ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 16.

Graduates will celebrate in person during a live-streamed ceremony, which will take place at 7:00 pm in the Forum Auditorium, located at 500 Walnut Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

2024 Commencement Ceremony Webpage  Live Commencement Webcast Webpage

2024 Commencement Guide (PDF)

Commencement FAQ’s

Where can I get more information regarding the specifics of the commencement ceremony?

A short informational commencement meeting will take place at 1:00 pm and repeated at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 18, so please attend the meeting that best suits your schedule.  Graduation regalia will be distributed at the meeting.

Are guests required to have a ticket?

Yes.  You will receive an email with a link to Eventbrite ticketing on April 18. Clicking that link and completing the registration process will allow you to access guest tickets. You will have until May 4 to reserve your tickets.  Electronic tickets must be presented at the ceremony.

How many guests can accompany me to the ceremony?

Each graduate will be permitted to bring 8 guests to the ceremony. 

Are there additional tickets available?

The Registrar’s Office will manage the distribution of any unused tickets.  Information about obtaining additional tickets will be provided at the commencement meetings on April 18. 

How do I make an accommodation request for myself or my guests?

Widener Law Commonwealth seeks to ensure that each participant can access and engage in all commencement festivities.

To request an accommodation, please indicate your needs/the needs of your guest(s) by answering the required questions during the ticketing process in Eventbrite. All reasonable accommodations will be provided to the fullest extent possible.  

What time should graduates plan to arrive at the ceremony?

Graduates should arrive no later than 6:00 pm.

Will there be a professional photographer?

Yes.  Professional photographers will be present to capture the moment each graduate crosses the stage and is honored for their achievements. 

Will the ceremony be live streamed?  

Yes.  The ceremony will be live streamed and accessible on the live commencement webcast page.

How do I obtain my regalia and cords?

Regalia will be available for pick up at the commencement information session that will be held on April 18. Cords will be distributed on May 16 at the Forum Auditorium.

(NEW) Will there be a security bag check?

Yes. Campus Safety will perform security bag checks. There is no bag size limit. All prohibited items, including, but not limited to, weapons, disruptive noise makers, and alcohol, will be confiscated on site. 


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