Yale Law School Commencement Events

Monday, April 1, 2019

6:00 p.m.
J.D. Class Photo and Graduation Fair
Members of the J.D. graduating class will gather for a class photo. Dress is casual.
Food and drinks will be served immediately following the photo and YLS administrators will be on hand from various departments to answer questions about graduation and the transition to your post-YLS life.
Law School Courtyard

Rain Date April 3, 2019


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

7:00 p.m.        
Graduation Banquet: Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing. Dress is semi-formal.
A Yale Shuttle will make continuous runs from the corner of Wall and York Streets to the Lawn Club beginning at 6:15 p.m., with return runs from about 7:45 p.m. If you intend to use your own transportation, directions are available from Marie Carrano (Room M85) or Caroline Curtis (Room J44).
New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue


Thursday, April 18, 2019

12:30-2:00 p.m
Graduate Program’s End of Year Luncheon for all MSL, LLM, JSD, PhD students. Photos will be taken immediately following the luncheon.
Faculty Lounge

2:00 p.m.
Graduate Programs Class Photo
Members of the Graduate Program graduating class will gather for a photo.
Law School Courtyard (If it rains, the photo will be taken inside of the law school).


Monday, April 22, 2019

5:00 p.m.
Community Picnic
Law School Courtyard

7:00 p.m.
Law Revue
YLS Auditorium



Sunday May 19, 2019

5:00 p.m
Reception hosted by Dean Heather Gerken for graduating students, family and guests. Invitations will be available at the Registrar’s Office in April (there is no limit on the number of guests)
Law School Courtyard
No tickets are required

Monday, May 20, 2019

9:40 a.m.         
Graduate and Professional degree candidates assemble on Cross Campus near Law School sign.

10:30 a.m.       
University Commencement exercises, Old Campus
No tickets are required

Followed by:    
Law School Commencement exercises.  The Law School ceremony will begin after the University ceremony, at approximately 12:45p.m. in the William K. Lanman Center of the Payne Whitney Gymnasium. In recent years the Law School ceremony has ended by 2:30 p.m.  Invitations will be available at the Registrar’s Office in April (there is no limit on the number of guests).
No tickets are required

Followed by:   
Champagne Reception
Yale Law School Courtyard

Yale University Commencement Events

Friday, May 17, 2019

6:00 p.m.            
Yale Symphony Orchestra concert, Battell Chapel; No tickets necessary

8:00 p.m.            
Yale Dramatic Association musical, University Theatre, 222 York Street, 203 432-1210, dramat@yale.edu.
(There are additional performances on Saturday at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday at 8:00 pm, www.dramat.org)


Saturday, May 18, 2019

11:00 a.m.
Service of Rememberance, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 101, 63 High Street

12:00 p.m.
Carillon Concert, Yale Guild of Carillonneurs
Enjoy the sounds of the 54-bell Carillon of Harkness Tower. This hour-long concert, performed by senior members of the Guild, is best enjoyed from Old Campus. No tickets necessary. 

8:00 p.m.            
Yale Glee Club Commencement Concert, Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College Street, March, 203 432-4136
(Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students)

8:00 p.m.       
Yale Dramatic Association musical, www.dramat.org - See Friday listing 


Sunday, May 19, 2019

7:00 p.m.    
Yale Concert Band Twilight Concert, Old Campus. Rain or shine
Admission is free   

8:30 p.m.           
Yale Dramatic Association musical, www.dramat.org. See Friday listing

8:00 p.m.            
Concert by the Whiffenpoofs and Whim 'n Rhythm, Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove Streets
www.whiffenpoofs.com or http://www.whimnrhythm.com/