Yale Law School Commencement 2022


Yale Law School will hold commencement on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Graduates and Graduating Alumni must register by April 30, 2022, to participate. Graduates and Graduating Alumni must register their guests. To register, Graduates and Graduating Alumni visit the YLS Office of Student Affairs group on YaleConnect. Additional information is also posted on the University's Commencement page.

COVID-19 Policy: The Law School follows University policy, which requires that Commencement guests be fully vaccinated (children under five are exempt) and boosted (if eligible), carry documentation, and be prepared to share their documentation if asked. Masks are required at the ceremony. Visit the University website for more information.

The Law School ceremony is indoors, and all graduates and guests are required to wear masks throughout that ceremony. A Yale Law School mask (one per graduate) will be distributed during line up at Payne Whitney Gym. Surgical masks will be available for guests at the Lanman Center.

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Class of 2022

Yale Law School will hold commencement for the Class of 2022 on Monday, May 23, 2022. More information is also posted on the University’s Commencement page. The day’s schedule will be as follows:

8:00 am:         Continental Breakfast, Derald H. Ruttenberg Dining Hall, Sterling Law Building, Yale Law School

8:30 am:         Class of 2022 Photo in Sol Goldman Courtyard, Sterling Law Building, Yale Law School

9:00 am:         Law School graduate procession line-up, Sterling Law Building, Yale Law School

9:30 am:         Law School procession departs Sterling Law Building to Cross Campus for the Yale University Ceremony procession line-up

10:30 am:      University ceremony on Yale’s historic Old Campus

11:00 am:       Doors open to the public, Yale Law School Diploma Ceremony, Lanman Center, Payne Whitney Gym. Masks are required at the indoor ceremony. The Law School ceremony is indoors, and all graduates and guests are required to wear masks throughout that ceremony. A Yale Law School mask (one per graduate) will be distributed during line up at Payne Whitney Gym. Surgical masks will be available for guests at the Lanman Center.

12:00 pm:      Graduate procession line-up at John Lee Amphitheater, Payne Whitney Gym

12:30 pm:      Yale Law School Diploma Ceremony, Lanman Center, Payne Whitney Gym

2:30 pm:         Reception following in the Sol Goldman Courtyard, Sterling Law Building, Yale Law School


The University continues to monitor developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Plans for Commencement remain subject to change based on developments locally, statewide, and nationally, as well as changes in University policy.

Click to watch Yale Law Commencement Monday, May 23, 2022