2018 Commencement and Reception

The 2018 University of Dayton School of Law graduation will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Dayton Arena. All 2018 graduates are eligible to “walk through” the ceremony, regardless of whether their actual date of graduation is January or May. Tickets are not needed for the commencement as there are plenty of seats available in the arena.

A reception at Keller Hall will immediately follow the graduation ceremony. Graduates, families and guests are invited to attend to have the opportunity to meet Dayton Law faculty, staff, students, and new graduates. Guests may park in any single letter lot near the school (A, B, P, or S1). 


The graduation rehearsal will be held on Thursday, April 12, at noon in the Courtroom. The Baccalaureate Service will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at 5:00 p.m. Graduates are responsible for ensuring that all academic requirements are met prior to the date of graduation. For detailed information on graduation requirements, please click here to visit the Registrar's page.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

Gown and tam pickup is in the CSO office on April 9 and 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. You must complete and turn in your Exit Survey to receive your gown and tamDownload it here.

Directions and Parking


Click here for directions to the University of Dayton Arena. Graduates, their families and guests should park in Arena Parking Lot B, adjacent to the building.


For the reception at Keller Hall, graduates and guests may park in any single letter lot near the school (A, B, P, or S1). Click here for directions to the University of Dayton. Click here for an interactive campus map.

Contact Us

School of Law

Keller Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772