Commencement 2022

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We can't wait to celebrate with you!

Commencement 2022 is Sunday, May 29, 2022, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Ceremony planning is underway. Check back for updates.

Commencement ceremony planning is underway! This year, Southwestern is celebrating its one hundred and seventh annual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.  PT at the Rose Bowl. All students who have successfully completed coursework for the J.D., LL.M., or J.D./M.B.A. during Fall 2021, January 2022, Spring 2022, and July 2022 terms are invited to participate in the ceremony.

Grads should check their SW email regularly for Commencement announcements and reminders. Contact or visit the Administrative Services Office in W100 for any questions.

Southwestern extends its congratulations to you!

J.D. Invitation

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2022 J.D. Invitation


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LL.M. Invitation

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2022 LL.M. Invitation


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2022 Commencement Program 

Front Cover of the Southwestern Law School Commencement Program Class of 2022 in dark purple and gold art deco motifs and text "110 Years Southwestern Law School Commencement May 2022"

Southwestern Law School Commencement Program Class of 2022

PDF Southwestern Law School Commencement Program Class of 2022 Flipbook

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The Commencement program lists graduates in alphabetical order in order of degree with LL.M. graduates listed first, followed by J.D. graduates. Honors Programs participants, recipients of certain scholarships or awards, and torchbearer graduates will be identified in the program as well. A graduate is considered to be a torchbearer if a member of the student's immediate family is a Southwestern alum, faculty, or staff member. Commencement programs will be available at the entrance of the venue and digitally online.

Graduate Regalia

Regalia pick-up is available at the Administrative Services Office. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., with remote services on Fridays. If you are unable to make it during our office hours or you are a remote student, please send an email to to make arrangements to pick it up at the Security Office. If you want to authorize another student to pick up your items, also send an email to Regalia cannot be mailed and must be picked up on campus. Regalia should be picked up by May 19, 2022.

REGALIA RETURN: Your regalia includes the gown, mortarboard cap (square cap), hood, and tassel. The cap, gown, and hood are rentals and must be returned to Southwestern immediately after the ceremony. Caps, gowns, and hoods will be collected near the Rose Bowl exit at the conclusion of the ceremony.  There is no additional cost to the graduate for regalia rental, however, the Collegiate Cap and Gown Company will bill students for the full purchase value ($600) for any items which are not returned. If you are unable to return the regalia immediately after the ceremony, you may turn it into the Administrative Services Office no later than June 29, 2022. Tassels, stoles, and chords are yours to keep and should not be returned to Collegiate Cap and Gown with the other Commencement regalia after the ceremony.


Be sure to check your Southwestern email to redeem your guest tickets through the assigned links sent to you. Tickets may be redeemed as mobile tickets or individually printed. As a reminder, each guest must have a ticket in order to enter the Rose Bowl stadium. Children age 2+ and requiring their own seat will be required to have a ticket.

Additional tickets are no longer available. All tickets were distributed based on requests. All grads will be notified if additional tickets become available.


The Administrative Services Office is open Mondays through Thursdays between 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, and virtually on Fridays between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm to assist you with your Commencement questions or arrangements. Administrative Services may also be contacted at (213) 738-6800 or via email at