J.D. Graduates: Celebration Days Section Speaker Deadline, Wednesday, March 22

Please remember to upload your video submission by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, if you would like to be considered for section speaker.

Visit the online form for details and instructions.

All graduating students will receive instructions for voting during the week of March 27. A student representative from each of the first-year J.D. sections and one transfer student representative will be selected to give the student speech for their section during the Celebration Days events on the Law Center Campus on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20.

The speech is limited to 3-5 minutes and the speaker selection is made by graduating students from the section through an online vote. There is no limit to the number of individuals from each section that can submit a video of their speech for consideration. The video is an audition designed to showcase the graduate’s speaking and presentation skills, so the speech in the video must be the speech the graduate will deliver at the ceremony.

Graduate Students: Celebration Days Section Speaker Deadline!

If you would like to nominate yourself or a classmate, please email lawgradprog@georgetown.edu with “2023 Student Speaker Nomination” in the subject line no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. Selected speakers will receive an invitation by Wednesday, April 19.

Three graduate students will be invited to deliver remarks at the Celebration Days events on Friday, May 19. One student will be selected in advance from each of the designated Celebration Days groups (Group A at 9:00 a.m., Group B at 11:00 a.m., and Group C at 1:00 p.m.).

Georgetown Law Graduation Gala Registration Opens Friday, March 24

The Georgetown Law Graduation Gala will take place on Saturday, May 20, at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a festive evening, including a dinner buffet, beer and wine bar, and dancing with your fellow graduates and their guests at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard. This event is ticketed and is expected to sell out.

There are a few important notes to remember before purchasing your tickets:

  • Students are only able to purchase up to one graduate ticket ($55 ticket + $3.75 service fee) and up to three guest tickets ($88 ticket + $5.39 service fee per guest).
  • All tickets must be purchased in a single transaction. You will not be able to return to purchase additional guest tickets after your initial transaction.
  • Should you no longer need one or more of your guest tickets, you can either request a refund via Eventbrite and the ticket will be returned to the pool, OR you can offer them to a friend. However, you may NOT sell a ticket above its purchase value.

Instructions for Registration:

Students will receive an email from “Georgetown Law” on Friday, March 24, at 12:00 p.m. with the subject line, “You’re Invited to the 2023 Georgetown Law Graduation Gala.” The sending email address is “noreply@campaign.eventbrite.com.” This is the email from Eventbrite that will include the link to purchase both student and guest tickets. Please make sure you are looking out for this email and double check your spam folder just in case. The link in this email is individualized and cannot be forwarded or shared. Once again, all tickets must be purchased in a single transaction. You will not be able to return to purchase additional guest tickets after your initial transaction.

Deadline Extended: Final Call for Regalia!

The regalia order deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 29. Graduates can order their Commencement regalia here. The cost will be $109.98. Students will pick up their regalia at the Law Center Bookstore. Please note that graduates are not required to wear regalia to participate in any event.

Preparing for Commencement

Where should out-of-town guests plan to stay?

Do you have family or other guests traveling to D.C. for Commencement Weekend and need hotel recommendations? The Georgetown Law Commencement website has some helpful information for you and your guests who need hotel accommodations and would like to stay close to the Law Center campus.

For more details and other important information, please visit our Law Center Commencement FAQs page.