Student Handbook

Graduation Procedures

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Prospective Graduates

Candidates for graduation are responsible for submitting the University of Denver Graduation Intent Form:

  • Please log on to PioneerWeb
  • Navigate to the Student tab
  • Select “Click here to expand the MyWeb menu” in the Banner Self Service area on the upper left side of the screen
  • Select “Student”
  • Select “Student Records”
  • Select “Apply to Graduate” (toward the bottom of the list)
  • Follow the prompts to complete the form

Students need to submit this form by the last day of classes of the preceding term. For example, if you are graduating at the end of spring semester in May, you need to submit your graduation application by the last day of classes of the fall semester. Students are responsible for knowing about all JD requirements at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and for successfully completing those requirements prior to the date of graduation.

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Commencement Ceremonies

The College of Law holds commencement ceremonies in May; attendance is optional. Students who have met graduation requirements in December or are graduating in August are welcome to participate in the following May ceremonies. Under special circumstances, with the approval of the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, a JD candidate within 5 credit hours of completing the degree may walk in a commencement ceremony. Students who participate in commencement exercises are required to rent and wear the appropriate regalia available from the vendor.

We also organize an acknowledgment reception each December to celebrate our December graduates. December graduates are welcome to attend both the December acknowledgement reception and May commencement.

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Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208