Campbell Law School


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.


Q:         When and where is the graduation rehearsal?

A:         Graduation rehearsal will be held on Thursday, May 11 beginning at 1 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Attendance is mandatory for all 3Ls graduating in May. Please bring your graduation cap and gown for the class photo which will be taken at the conclusion of rehearsal.


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 by Career Services at the time of graduation attire pickup. 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 Memorial Auditorium by 9 a.m on Friday, May 12.


Q:         Is there parking available for the graduation ceremony?

A:         There are several pay parking lots and spaces within walking distance near Memorial Auditorium. Directions and parking information are available via this link. Please be aware that there is a fee for parking in downtown Raleigh.  The R-line route features a stop near Memorial Auditorium, 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. Mortarboard caps and tams cannot be decorated.


Q:         What should graduates do with their personal items (purses, cell phones, keys, etc)?

A:         Graduates 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, they must make arranagements in advance with a family member or friend to hold on to their items during the graduation ceremony. Campbell Law School and Memorial Auditorium are not responsible for the loss of any personal items.


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:         Is seating available for handicapped persons within the auditorium?

A:         Yes. If space for a wheelchair is needed, or any other special considerations, please contact Registrar Dr. Connie Shipman at


Q:         Will there be a graduation reception?

A:         The Student Bar Association will host a reception the evening before graduation, Thursday, May 11, at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel (421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh) from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.  For more information, please contact Terrie Nelson. Students generally prefer to dine on their own after the ceremony. 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 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pope Foyer.


Q:         Which hotels are near Memorial Auditorium?

A:         Several lodging options are available near the facility.

1.     Raleigh Marriott City Center / (919) 833-1120
2.     Sheraton Raleigh Hotel / (800) 325-3535
3.     Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown / (800) 465-4329
4.     DoubleTree Hilton Raleigh Brownstone / (919) 828-0811
5.     Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown / (919) 825-4770