We can't wait to celebrate with you!
Commencement 2023 will be on Friday, May 19, 2023, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
This year, Southwestern is celebrating its 108th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2023, at the Rose Bowl. All students who have successfully completed coursework for the J.D., LL.M., or J.D./M.B.A. during Fall 2022, January 2023, Spring 2023, and July 2023 terms are invited to participate in the ceremony.
Grads should check their SW email regularly for Commencement announcements and reminders. Contact email@example.com or visit the Administrative Services Office in W100 for any questions.
Southwestern extends its congratulations to you.
2023 Commencement Program
The Commencement program lists graduates in alphabetical order in order of degree with LL.M. graduates listed first, followed by J.D. graduates. Honors Programs participants, recipients of certain scholarships or awards, and torchbearer graduates will be identified in the program as well. A graduate is considered to be a torchbearer if a member of the student's immediate family is a Southwestern alum, faculty, or staff member. Commencement programs will be available at the entrance of the venue and digitally online.
Please Return Your Graduate Regalia
The cap, gown, and hood are rentals and must be returned to Southwestern immediately after the ceremony. Caps, gowns, and hoods will be collected near the Rose Bowl exit after the ceremony. There is no additional cost to the graduate for regalia rental; however, the Collegiate Cap and Gown Company will bill students for the full purchase value ($600) for any items which are not returned.
Tassels, stoles, and chords are yours to keep and should not be returned to Collegiate Cap and Gown with the other Commencement regalia after the ceremony.
The Administrative Services Office is open Mondays through Thursdays between 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, and virtually on Fridays between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm to assist you with your Commencement questions or arrangements. Administrative Services may also be contacted at (213) 738-6800 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.