Preparing for Commencement
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We encourage you to follow precautions for your well-being and to review Yale’s COVID-19 website for the latest information.
You must verify your diploma name through SIS. Your first and last names must be your legal names. If you also want to include your middle name(s), you may ask that the name(s) be fully spelled out or listed as initials. Note: University policy is that only names will be put on diplomas; no honorifics (Dr., etc.) or other degrees (M.B.A., M.D., etc.) will be included, so do not add either of these to your name on the diploma list.
Confirm the pronunciation of your name for the Law School ceremony by April 1. Login to SIS. Click on the Personal Data tab. Select NameCoach. Follow the prompts to record your name. Please speak slowly.
For each Yale Law School Commencement, a small group of graduating students are selected to act as marshals and a flag bearer during the Commencement procession and Old Campus ceremony. The students selected exemplify the qualities of kindness, service, and the ability to work with others. To nominate a graduating student for marshal or flag bearer, email Associate Dean Mike Thompson in February with the person’s name and the reason for nomination.
Email communications for the Class of 2024 will be uploaded here once they are distributed to students.