2024 Commencement

Vanderbilt will celebrate Commencement for the J.D. and LL.M. Classes of 2024 on May 9 and 10, 2024.

The Hooding Ceremony will be held Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m.

commencement class photo

Schedule of Events

Law and Business Certificate CeremonyThursday, May 9, 2-3:00 p.m.Law School 2nd Floor North Lobby
LL.M. Toast to Class of 2024Thursday, May 9, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Law School Cowden Atrium
Legal Clinic & Public Interest Office Farewell CelebrationThursday, May 9, 2-3:00 p.m. Law School Library
Open House for Graduates and GuestsThursday, May 9, 3-4:30 p.m.Law School Main Street, North Atrium and Blackacre Courtyard
LL.M. Class of 2024 Class PhotoFriday, May 10 at 9:20 a.m.Front steps of the Law School
J.D. Class of 2024 Class PhotoFriday, May 10 at 9:40 a.m.Front steps of the Law School
Law School Hooding CeremonyFriday, May 10 approximately 11:00 a.m.Curry Field
Champagne CelebrationImmediately following the Commencement ceremonyCurry Field


  • Where do I find information on the University ceremony?

    Find more information on the University wide Commencement page.

  • How do I order regalia?

    Students will order regalia through Oak Hall. All participants must wear academic regalia (cap and gown) to participate in the ceremony. The deadline to order is Friday, March 29, 2024.

  • Do I need tickets? How many people can attend?

    You do not need tickets. The law school hooding ceremony is open to the public. There is no limit to the number of guests who can attend the ceremony.

  • Is seating reserved?

    No. All seats are first-come/first-served. We recommend that guests arrive early.

  • What happens if there is inclement weather?

    The ceremony will take place under a tent. It will be held even if it is raining, although heavy rain may necessitate canceling the procession. If there is a threat of severe weather nearby, the ceremony may be delayed. If the severe weather persists, the ceremony will take place inside the Law School building, and guests will watch a livestream.

  • Where should I park?

    Information about Commencement parking for graduates and guests will be available on the University commencement site. Shuttles will be available to transport graduates and guests from available parking to the Law School.

  • Will the events be accessible?

    All events will be accessible for those needing mobility accommodations. If you have specific accessibility needs, a form will be available soon on the Commencement website.

  • Will there be a professional photographer?

    Yes. Vanderbilt Law School will have a photographer taking candid photos of 2024 Commencement.

    Vanderbilt University also arranges for an external vendor to take portraits of each graduate onstage receiving his or her diploma, and a link that allows graduates to locate and purchase their Commencement portraits will be posted on the University Commencement website soon after Commencement day.