2015 School of Law Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 17, at 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Healthful Living Center



Western New England University School of Law Commencement, Sunday, May 17

The Western New England University School of Law will award J.D. and LL.M. degrees during a ceremony at Symphony Hall in downtown Springfield. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m.

Further information regarding Commencement or any of the above may be obtained by calling the Law Registrar's Office at 413-782-1402 or 413-782-1403.

Financial Obligations

The deadline for settling all accounts at the Student Administrative Services Office in order to receive your diploma at Commencement is Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Students who borrow under the Federal Direct Loan Program are required to complete an online exit interview. The Direct Loan Servicing website is Students who borrow under the Federal Perkins Loan Program are also required to complete an online exit interview . The Perkins Loan exit interview site is


Caps and Gowns

Degree candidates will be sent a questionnaire in February regarding commencement attendance. If attending, they will provide size information for caps and gowns. Those attending must pick up their preordered cap and gown at Grad Fest on Wednesday, April 16, or Thursday April 17, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Rivers Memorial Hall. August, October, and February graduates who are out of the area may either contact the Blue and Gold Bookstore at 413-782-1284 prior to the distribution dates or give someone else written permission to pick up their regalia for them. Caps and gowns will also be available at Commencement for those who do not pick them up during the distribution period. Caps, gowns, and hoods are to be returned immediately following the ceremony.

Invitations and Tickets

Commencement invitations will be available beginning March 12, 2014, at the Law Registrar's Office. Tickets for admittance to the Law Commencement will not be necessary.


Photographs will be taken of each graduate as he/she receives congratulations from President Caprio. Log on to to pre-register your email address. As soon as your Commencement photos are processed you will receive an email from Graduation Images with instructions for veiwing and purchasing your photos online.

Family, Guests, and Special Arrangements

Guests should enter Symphony Hall through the front doors. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. For guests who cannot climb stairs to the front doors, an entrance at ground level is available from East Columbus Avenue. If you have concerns or questions, please contact Terese Chenier, School of Law Registrar, at 413-782-1402.

Visit the School of Law webpage for more information.

Ceremony Information

Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Alumni Healthful Living Center, 2 p.m.

Law, Pharmacy, and Master's Ceremony
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Alumni Healthful Living Center, 2 p.m