School of Law Commencement - May 19, 2017 | Events | School of Law | Pepperdine University

School of Law Commencement - May 19, 2017

Commencement in Alumni Park

Help us congratulate the Class of 2017 as they celebrate the end of a significant chapter in their lives!


2017 Commencement Speaker:

Michael Boone

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Palmer Center Certificate Ceremony Smith Atrium

Thursday, May 18, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. JD Graduate Breakfast
(JD graduates only)
DiLoretto Dining Room (Cafeteria)
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Straus Graduate Reception (Non-Juris Doctor - LLM., MDR, and Certificate) Smith Atrium
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Straus Graduate Reception
(Juris Doctor - MDR and Certificate)
Smith Atrium

Friday, May 19, 2017

9:30 a.m. Student Line-Up
(JD, MDR and LLM)
Alumni Park
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Graduation Ceremony Alumni Park
12:30 p.m. Reception Alumni Park

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General Information

Graduates may have as many guests as they want attend the ceremony. There are no tickets. Please leave non-essential items in your car or with guests. There will be no place for you to leave any personal belongings during the ceremony.

Graduation Reception

A reception will be held directly after the ceremony in Alumni Park for all attendees of the graduation ceremony.

Guest Information

We kindly suggest that you ask your guests to arrive by 9:45 a.m. on the day of graduation. The graduation ceremony starts promptly at 10:30 a.m., and we would like to have all guests seated by 10:15 a.m. Access to graduation on alumni park is wheelchair accessible and spaces will be reserved accordingly. As this is an outdoor ceremony, sunblock, sunglasses, and hats are recommended for sun-sensitive guests. There is limited shaded seating. Here is the Malibu Campus Map for your reference. 

Parking Facilities

Students and guests should park as directed by the Public Safety officers. It is suggested that you use the student parking lot across from the law school. Shuttles will be running directly to the Alumni Park for the ceremony.

Rainy Day Plans

In the event of rain and unless otherwise posted on this Web site, graduation will be held in the Firestone Fieldhouse and the post-graduation reception will be cancelled. Graduates will assemble in the rafters on the West side of the Firestone Fieldhouse. Faculty and the platform party will assemble in Heritage Hall.

Graduation Videos

Commemorate your graduation on video. Graduation DVDs may be ordered online from Graduation Nation.


Please contact Patty Hayes at (310) 506-4654 or at with questions.