Graduation Preparation

Degrees are awarded three times annually: January, May, and August. The Graduation Requirements page is an important first step in double checking that you are ready to begin preparing for graduation.

In preparation for graduation, all students must file a “Graduation Application” online in LOCUS at: http://www.luc.edu/regrec/graduation.shtml by the official application deadlines.

In addition, all students who are pursuing a Juris Doctor degree must schedule a Graduation Interview with Dora Jacks, Law Registrar one semester prior to your final semester to review your credentials and register for graduation. 

Commencement Preparation

The 2024 Law Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the Lake Shore Campus.

The itinerary for the morning of the commencement is as follows:

8:00 a.m. Baccalaureate Mass
10:00 a.m. Commencement Ceremony (1 1/2 hrs)
Reception (immediately following the ceremony)

Visit the University Commencement site for more information.

2024 Spring Congratulatory

Friday, May 10, 2024, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Corboy Law Center, Kasbeer Hall, 15th floor

Please join us for a graduation celebration for diverse students and their families. We look forward to celebrating you and your guests on Friday, May 10 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Corboy Law Center, Kasbeer Hall, 25 East Pearson. Please sign up here, an invitation and details will be sent to registered students. You’ll receive a personal invitation for you and four others. Please send any questions to

Photo Opportunity

Friday, May 10, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Corboy Law Center

Graduates are invited to join the School of Law administration for a photo opportunity at the Corboy Law Center, 10th floor on Friday, May 10. A professional photographer will be available to take photos of you in your own regalia, and a photo backdrop will be available. Registration is required; a registration link will be available at a later date.

Graduate and Online Programs Dinner

Friday, May 10, 2024, 5:00 p.m., Osteria Via Stato

Dinner for graduating students and their friends and families, and current students in the program. Details on the GLS programs dinner, including the location and registration form can be found here. This reception will be held at Osteria Via Stato – 620 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654.

International LLM Graduation Party

Friday, May 10, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Corboy Law Center

Party for graduating students and families, and current students, alumni, faculty and staff connected to program at the Corboy Law Center, 12th floor on Friday, May 10 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Register for the party here.