McGeorge School of Law

Commencement 2013

March 14, 2013

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Commencement is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 and will not exceed 2 1/2 hours. Please arrive at the Memorial Auditorium no later than 1:15 p.m. to assemble for the academic processional. See map here. There is no secure storage space, so please leave purses, etc. in the trunk of your car. The doors open for guests at 12:30 p.m. Seating is open and unreserved.

Commencement Speaker

The commencement speaker is Dr. Ami Bera, Congressman for California's 7th District.

Student Speakers

The following graduates will represent the class of 2013:

  • Hans Christopher Van Horn — Full-time (Day) Division
  • Andrea Sogand Moon — Part-time (Evening) Division
  • John Charles Davidson — LLM

Senior Class Gift

Look for details soon about the Student Leadership, Philanthropy and Volunteerism Program. As a graduating student, you will have the opportunity to give back to McGeorge. Enjoy one of the perks of participation — the opportunity to send a special message to family and friends within the official Commencement program.

Caps & Gowns

Caps and gowns are provided to you by McGeorge at no cost. Please visit the Bookstore after Monday, May 6 to check out a cap and gown. The gowns will be laundered, but you are encouraged to have them pressed prior to Commencement.


Rehearsal will be in the Lecture Hall on Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. and will be repeated on Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. Rehearsals should last approximately 30 minutes. Please try to attend the rehearsal that is most convenient for you.


Diplomas will not be in the case you receive as you cross the stage during the ceremony. Immediately following the ceremony (after you have taken any personal pictures with family and friends), you will return to the assembly area. After returning your cap, gown, and hood, you may pick up your diploma from the Registrar and staff who will be stationed in the assembly area. Complimentary degrees will be included with your diploma.

Reception on McGeorge Campus

Immediately following commencement, an open-house reception will be held on the campus in your honor. You and your guests are cordially invited to attend the wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. The campus will be open for touring.


Please contact the Events Office at 916.739.7138 or email us.