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2024 Spring Law Commencement

Saturday, May 18
1:00 p.m.
Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey Arena

The St. Mary’s School of Law Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Bill Greehey Arena does not allow noisemakers, confetti, flags, balloons, posters, banners or other items that will cause view obstruction or distract from the program.

 Additionally, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment, we have implemented a bag check policy. All bags are subject to search and inspection before entering the facility.

 Guests failing to comply with the above policies will be asked to return their bags and/or items to their vehicle or be denied entry.

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please contact the School of Law at 210-436-3531 or at

Important Reminders for Graduates

  • Caps may not be decorated for the ceremony.
  • Wear sensible shoes; you’ll be walking across campus and to the arena.
  • Don’t bring guests with you — they should go to the arena to be seated. The procession will be televised inside the arena.
  • Leave personal belongings at home or with your family.

Guest Tickets

Due to limited seating in the Bill Greehey Arena, commencement tickets are required for admission. Each graduating student approved in the Spring Commencement will receive an email for the number of tickets they will receive.

To accommodate additional guests, overflow seating will be available in the University Center, Conference Room B, where guests will view a live broadcast of the ceremony. No tickets are required to enter the University Center.

Immediately following the ceremony, all guests will reunite with the graduates outside the Arena.

For guests unable to attend, please note that the commencement ceremony will be livestreamed on our website. Visit the livestream page to check technical requirements or to watch the ceremony.

Children age 3 and under do not need tickets, provided they can sit on an adult’s lap for the duration of the ceremony.

Each graduating student approved for Commencement will receive an email for the number of tickets they will receive.

Commencement Hooders

Each graduate will identify one family member or friend as the person who will hood them. Your Hooder will sit directly behind you and they will hood you at the appropriate time. Your chosen Hooder must be at least 10 years of age – please note that children under the age of 10 are not permitted on the arena floor. Your Hooder will require one of your guest tickets.

Graduation Events and Activities

Law School Class Group Photograph

Wednesday, April 3 
3:45 p.m.
Outside Raba

Includes the 2024 Law graduates and faculty only. Please dress in business attire. Orders for the pictures by Herndon Panoramics will be taken on-site at a cost of $35 each (including postage costs). Please be prompt.

Visit the law school class group photograph calendar event

Fiesta Farewell And Service Awards

Wednesday, April 3
4 p.m.
Law Courtyard

Come celebrate the near completion of law school at this fiesta celebration immediately following the class photo. All graduates, faculty, staff and administrators are invited.

Visit the fiesta farewell and service awards calendar event

University Baccalaureate Mass

Friday, May 10
5 p.m.
Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey Arena

Assemble for the academic procession in cap and gown (hoods are to be left at home) in the Auxiliary Gym of the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center.

5:30 p.m.
University Baccalaureate Mass begins. Persons of all faiths are cordially invited. Graduates and their family and friends are invited to the Reception following the Mass.

Visit the University Baccalaureate Mass calendar event

Law Commencement Reception (following Commencement Ceremony)

Saturday, May 18
3 p.m.
Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Auxiliary Gym

3 to 5 p.m.
Graduates and their guests are invited to the reception immediately following the ceremony.

Visit the law commencement reception calendar event

Wheelchair Accommodations

A few sections for guests in wheelchairs are available along the second level of Bill Greehey Arena. For individuals who plan to sit in this section, they will be allowed one person to remain with them in the area. Due to limited seats, seating in these sections is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Commencement guests can park in the following lots:

      Campus Map

      Not familiar with our campus? Use this map to locate parking or to get specific directions from your location. The School of Law Commencement will take place in the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center (AA&CC).

      Or take a look at our printable map.