Graduation Information & Replacement Diplomas
The Dean’s Office, the Office of Special Events, and the Office of Student Life host activities and events leading up to commencement ceremony activities in May. Please visit Law Center Commencement for updates and announcements about Georgetown Law Commencement.
Students with an expected off-cycle graduation (October and February) typically participate in commencement exercises the following May. These students may participate in commencement exercises the May PRIOR to their expected graduation under the following conditions:
- The student has met with an Academic Advisor;
- The student has provided the Registrar’s Office with written permission from an academic advisor to participate
Approved students participating in Commencement exercises early will not appear in the University Commencement Program BUT their names will be included in the section site list and their name announced.
Plan for Graduation
Please mark your calendar for the following dates and deadlines to ensure a smooth path to graduation. It is important that you check your email regularly. For the most recent updates to Commencement, please visit the Commencement 2023 Website.
The Office of the Registrar will email all prospective Spring 2023 graduates with a request for students to confirm program and certificate information.
Diplomas are printed with your name we have on file. If you have had a name change, please complete the Name Change Process.
The Office of the Registrar will email all prospective graduates requesting changes to the proper name for the diploma as well as a review of information we have on file.
Spring 2023 degrees will be conferred on June 7, 2023. The Office of the Registrar will email students when degrees have been conferred with a reminder on things to do after graduation and instructions for receiving diplomas.
The Office of the Registrar will email prospective graduates when the Degree Application/Program Verification Google Form becomes available and will provide instructions for completing the application along with the deadline for submission.
Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you have additional questions concerning the Degree Application/Program Verification Google Form or if you have not received the email instructing you to complete the form.
Expected Degree & Graduation Date Change
J.D. Students: Submission of a degree application does NOT constitute notification of an expected graduation date change. IF your expected graduation date is different than what is currently recorded in MyDegree, you must email the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org by the degree application deadlines.
LL.M. Students: Submission of a degree application does NOT constitute notification of an expected graduation date change. IF your expected graduation date is different than what is currently recorded in MyDegree, you must email your academic advisor in Graduate Programs by the degree application deadlines.
A generic English translation of the diploma can be found here.
Students who would like to have their diplomas shipped after graduation, will be provided additional information on submitting an address and telephone number, in addition to updating their permanent contact information through MyAccess. Please note: Diplomas are not automatically sent to students. Please note that at the end of one (1) academic year, unclaimed diplomas will be destroyed and a replacement diploma, including applicable fee and printing/delivery times, will need to be requested.