Q: Where do I purchase my cap and gown?
A: The law school purchases caps, gowns, and hoods for all students. Once the caps and gowns arrive, students will pick them up from Career Services. You will receive your hoods during graduation. Additionally, the Student Bar Association encourages all students to purchase a tam to wear in lieu of the cap. Tams are available for purchase at the bookstore for a cost of $59.
Q: When and where is the graduation rehearsal?
A: Graduation will be held on Thursday, May 12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Attendance is mandatory for all 3Ls graduating in May.
Q: How many individuals may I invite to the graduation ceremony?
A: Each graduate will receive 15 tickets for their guests. Tickets will be distributed to graduates at graduation rehearsal the day prior to the ceremony. All guests at graduation must present a ticket to enter.
Q: What time do graduates need to arrive to the venue?
A: Graduates are required to arrive at Meymandi Concert Hall by 9 a.m.
Q: Is there parking available for the graduation ceremony?
A: There are several pay parking lots and spaces within walking distance near Meymandi Concert Hall. Directions and parking information are available via this link. Please note that parking is $7.00. The R-line route features a stop near Meymandi Concert Hall, so you may always park at the school and take the bus on the corner of Dawson and Morgan Streets.
Q: What is the graduate attire for the graduation ceremony?
A: This is a professional ceremony. Each graduate will be provided a flat mortarboard cap and a gown. Men should wear dark slacks and dark shoes under their gowns. Women should wear dark slacks or skirts under their gowns, as well as dark, comfortable shoes.
Q: What should graduates do with their personal items (purses, cell phones, keys, etc)?
A: Graduate CANNOT bring personal items to the graduation ceremony due to a lack of storage space. In the event that a graduate must bring personal items, please make arranagements in advance with a family member or friend to hold on to your items during the graduation ceremony.
Q: What is the attire for my guests for the graduation ceremony?
A: As mentioned, this is a professional ceremony, so it is advised that guests wear business attire.
Q: Will there be a graduation reception?
A: The Student Bar Association will host a reception the evening before graduation, Thursday, May 12, at the City Club Raleigh (150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2800, Raleigh) from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, please contact Mary Frances Dudley. Students generally prefer to dine on their own after the ceremony. Go, Live, Work, Play provides a listing of restaurant options in the downtown area.
Q: How do I purchase graduation announcements, class rings and diploma frames?
A: You may order personalized graduation announcements and class rings from Balfour online or by calling 1-877-225-3687. Both credit cards and checks are accepted. The Campbell University bookstore on main campus carries non-personalized graduation announcements and diploma frames. You can also purchase diploma frames online via the Campbell Univesity bookstore. Campbell Law will also hold a Graduation Fair on March 14th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Q: Which hotels are near Meymandi Concert Hall?
A: Several lodging options are available near the facility.