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Commencement
Friday, May 19, 2017

Boch Center, Wang Theatre

Commencement 2018

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.; doors open at 10:15 a.m.
Place: Boch Center (formerly Citi Performing Arts Center), Wang Theatre
 

Welcome to our Commencement pages! We have included information to help you prepare for your law school graduation.

Graduation Information Form

Please complete the required Graduation Information Form. This form is due by January 19, 2018, and provides the school with information on how your name will appear on your diploma, whether you plan to attend Commencement, and how we can reach you after graduation.

Cap and Gown Orders

Academic regalia is required for participation in the Commencement ceremony. All orders are done online, and regalia is picked up at the law school on the dates indicated on the website. The deadline for ordering is April 13, 2018.

When you pick up your cap and gown, you will be eligible to receive a one-year complimentary membership to the New England Law | Boston Alumni Association. Stop by at the “Welcome to the New England Law Alumni Community” table in room 502, where you can sign up to join the online Alumni Community,  learn about Alumni Association benefits,  and complete the required graduate survey. You will receive a free gift from the Office of Alumni Relations. This will take only a few minutes before you get your cap and gown!

Commencement Invitations and Envelopes

Check here for information about Commencement invitations and envelopes, including details about distribution.

Senior Class Reception: Monday, May 14, 2018

Members of the Class of 2018 are invited to attend the Senior Class Reception at the Boston Park Plaza, hosted by the Board of Trustees, to celebrate their upcoming graduation. Watch your e-mail for invitations with details and RSVP information.

Commencement Instructions

Instructions for Commencement day describe what you need to do and where you are expected to be at various times that day.

Photography and Video

The law school contracts with several photographers and a videographer to offer you professional coverage of your graduation day. Information is included here.

Assistance for Guests with Physical Challenges

If your guests require special assistance, please contact Paula LaMonica at plamonica@nesl.edu or 617-422-7221 as soon as possible but no later than Friday, May 4. Guests with physical challenges may enter the theater at 10 a.m., 15 minutes before the doors officially open. Sign language interpreters will be provided by request only.

Discounted Guest Room Rates, Parking, and Travel Directions

The law school has negotiated special guest room rates at several area hotels. Questions and reservation requests should be directed to the individual hotels. 

Driving and public transportation directions are available, along with a map of our neighborhood and parking information.

Additional Information

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Office of the Dean at 617-422-7221.