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Law School Commencement

Widener Law Commonwealth is pleased to announce commencement plans that will recognize and honor our December 2021, May 2022, and August 2022 graduates. This year’s commencement ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 15.

Graduates will celebrate in person at 11:00am at the Scottish Rite Theatre and Ballroom, located at 2701 North 3rd Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The ceremony will also be live streamed so additional family and friends can celebrate.

2022 Commencement Ceremony Webpage Live Commencement Webcast Webpage

2022 Commencement Guide (PDF)

Commencement FAQ’s

Do I need to RSVP for the ceremony?

Yes – you should have received an email with a link to Eventbrite ticketing on April 18.  Clicking the link and completing the registration process will allow you to RSVP and to access guest tickets.  You will have until May 6 to RSVP.

How many guests can accompany me to the ceremony?

Each graduate will be permitted to bring 4 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 was provided at the commencement meetings on April 18. 

Are guests required to have a ticket?

Yes.  Guest tickets will be provided electronically via Eventbrite and must be presented at the ceremony.  

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

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

To request an accommodation, please indicate your needs – and/or the needs of your guest(s) – by answering the required questions during the RSVP 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 10:00am.

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?  How do I access that?

Yes. The ceremony will be live streamed. Access to the live stream will be available on the live commencement webcast page.

Do my guests and I need to wear masks at the ceremony?

The masking policy at commencement will follow the same guidelines as the university masking policy in place at the time of the ceremony. 

Will in-person ceremony plans or options change if pandemic-related conditions worsen?

Possibly. As the health and safety of all participants is our top priority, we reserve the right to modify ceremony plans.


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