Graduation FAQs

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FAQs for Spring 2024 Graduate Ceremony 

Students, parents and family members are encouraged to review the answers to these frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us. As with any event or plan during pandemic times, the University continues to monitor ever-changing conditions and local, state and federal health guidelines. The details provided via the FAQs may be subject to change, depending on public health conditions and state regulations.






A: The law school purchases caps, gowns, and hoods for all students. Once the regalia packages arrive, students will pick them up from Career Services during the designated dates and times. Additionally, the Student Bar Association encourages (not requires) all students to purchase a doctoral tam to wear in lieu of the mortarboard cap. Tams will be available for purchase via the following link, for a cost of $96: will also be a limited quantity for purchase during the graduation fair. 

A: Graduation rehearsal will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.  Rehearsal is mandatory and only for graduates participating in the May graduation ceremony.  Please bring your graduation cap and gown for the class photo, which will be taken immediately after graduation rehearsal.  You do not have to wear them during rehearsal. 


A: Each graduate will receive 10 tickets for their guests.  Tickets will be distributed, along with graduation regalia, by Career Services to graduates during designated times and days during the week prior to graduation. Graduation is a large event.  Guests should always consider their comfort and well-being in their decision to attend.  Should they decide to attend, all graduation guests must present a ticket to enter.  For those who may be uncomfortable attending a large event or are unable to do so, a livestream link will be made available to graduates during the week of graduation; graduates may share the link with friends and family.   

A: Graduates are required to arrive at Memorial Auditorium by 8:45 a.m. on Friday, May 10, at the latest.  Doors will not be open for guest seating until 9 a.m. 


A: There are several pay parking lots and spaces within walking distance near the Martin Marietta Center. Directions and parking information are available via this link.  Please be aware that there is a fee for parking in downtown Raleigh on a weekday.  The R-line route features a stop near the venue, so you may always park at the school and take the bus on the corner of Dawson and Morgan Streets. 


A: This is a professional ceremony.  Each graduate will be provided a flat mortarboard cap and a gown in their regalia packet; graduates will be hooded on stage.  Graduates should wear dark slacks or skirts/dresses and dark shoes under their gowns.  We also recommend dark, comfortable shoes. Mortarboard caps and tams cannot be decorated. 

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 arrangements in advance with a family member or friend to hold on to their items until after the graduation ceremony. Campbell Law School nor the Martin Marietta Center are responsible for the loss of any personal items.


A: As mentioned, this is a professional ceremony, so it is advised that guests wear comfortable business attire.



A: Yes. If space for a wheelchair is needed, or other special considerations, please detail your request via the following link:  CLICK HERE.


 A: The Student Bar Association will host a reception after graduation rehearsal.  It will be on Thursday, May 9, at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 South Salisbury St.  For more information, please contact Assistant Dean of Students Regina Chavis. Refreshments and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Live, Work, Play provides a listing of dining and entertainment options in the downtown area if you would like to dine on your own after the reception and/or ceremony.   




A: Campbell Law will hold a Graduation Fair on March 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pope Foyer.  You may order personalized graduation announcements and class rings at this time.  You also have the option to order 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 University bookstore.   


A: Several lodging options are available near the facility:

Raleigh Marriott City Center / (919) 833-1120 

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel / (800) 325-3535 

Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown / (919) 856-0017

Casso Hotel Raleigh / (855) 250-7954

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown / (919) 825-4770 

The Longleaf Hotel / (919) 867-5770