Howard University

2009 Graduation Information

CLASS OF 2009 IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION


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Attorney General Eric Holder will speak at the HUSL Hooding and Degree Granting Ceremony May 9, 2009.



Wednesday, May 6, 2009

9:00 a.m. - Pick-up graduation clearance forms from the Office of Student Affairs
2:00 p.m. - Pick-up academic costume from Cramton Auditorium on main campus


Friday, May 8, 2009

10:00 a.m. - Mandatory Class Meeting with Dean Schmoke - Moot Court Room
Line up for Baccalaureate procession - Academic Robe only
11:00 a.m. - Baccalaureate - Dunbarton Chapel - Academic Robe only


Saturday, May 9, 2009

7:05 a.m . - Buses leave Washington Convention Center (L Street Entrance) going to main campus
7:30 a.m. - Assemble at Greene Stadium no later than 7:30 a.m.—attendance will be taken
9:00 a.m. - Procession for Main Campus Ceremony
12:15 p.m. - Discreetly leave Main Campus Ceremony in groups of seven (7)—wait for queue from Dean Duckett or Professor Worthy and follow their lead
12:30 p.m. - Bus leaves from Sherman Avenue and Euclid for return trip to the Convention Center
12:45 p.m . - Arrive at Convention Center and prepare for Hooding and Degree Presentation
1:30 p.m. - Convention Center doors open for guests
2:30 p.m. - Processional
4:30 p.m. - Ceremony ends


Tickets:
No guest will be permitted into the Convention Center without a ticket.

Children:
Children must have tickets for admission into the Convention Center, if seats are needed, ushers will request to see tickets for all members of the party. Guests without tickets will have to leave.

Infants:
Infant seats will not be permitted in the Convention Center. Infants and toddlers small enough to sit in an adult’s lap will be granted entry without a ticket. Every infant and toddler must remain in an adult’s lap or the adult and child will have to leave.

Directions:
Main Campus is on the Shaw-Howard Univ. Metro Station - Green Line. Exit the Shaw-Howard U. Metro station from the 7th Street/Georgia Avenue entrance, turn right/north and proceed approximately six blocks until you have reached the main campus of Howard University.

The Washington Convention Center is located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW. The closest Metro stop is Mt. Vernon Sq./7th St. Convention Center on the Yellow or Green Line. Upon exiting the Mt. Vernon Sq. Metro Station, the entrance to the Convention Center is directly in front of you.

Arrival:
Graduates must assemble at Greene Stadium not later than 7:30 a.m. on May 9th. Your guests should plan to arrive early. They must be seated by 8:45 a.m.

Parking:
There is no parking garage on main campus or at the Convention Center. Street parking or nearby parking lots may be available.


ATTENTION GRADUATES

Schedule of Commencement-Related Activities

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 – Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Complete Clearance Process

Thursday, April 30, 2009
Student Affairs Clearance Table Available

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
9:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pink Clearance Forms Available—Office of Student Affairs
(All clearances must be complete)

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
School of Law Commencement Regalia (Cap & Gown) Pick-up Fair
Pink Clearance Slips & Student IDs Required
Howard University Bookstore (Georgia Avenue)

Friday, May 8, 2009

10:00 a.m.
Mandatory Class Meeting with Dean Schmoke (Moot Court Room)

11:00 a.m. – Noon
Baccalaureate (Dunbarton Chapel)

Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Bookstore Sale—University/School of Law Paraphernalia

Saturday, May 9, 2009
Commencement

Law School Hooding and Degree Presentation Ceremony
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC; 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Invitation Only)

(See Important Graduation Information Sheet)


Commencement 2009
ATTENTION 3LS & GRADUATING LLMS!!!

Graduation Clearance Information And Reminders

Graduation clearance forms and tickets for the School of Law Degree Presentation Ceremony will be available in the Office of Student Affairs Wednesday, May 6, 2009 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The following clearances are required and must have been completed in advance:
Student Financial Services
Career Services
University Exit Survey
Bar Exam Survey
Academic Clearance

For more information visit:
Office of Student Affairs
Houston Hall 200


ATTENTION GRADUATES

Steps to Clearance

  1. STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES
    a. Pay all of your bills:
    i. tuition
    ii. library fines
    iii. parking tickets
    iv. graduation fees
    v. etc.
    b. Financial aid exit survey -
    i. Questions? Contact Mr. James in the Financial Aid Office

  2. CAREER SERVICES
    a. Complete law school survey - Ms. Conti
    b. Complete university survey - Student Affairs Table

  3. UNIVERSITY EXIT SURVEY - Student Affairs Table
    a. Online survey - Please print and submit confirmation page

  4. BAR EXAM SURVEY - Student Affairs Table

  5. ACADEMIC CLEARANCE - Pass your classes

  6. CLINIC CLEARANCE - Clinical Law Center

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH

NOTIFICATION ABOUT EXTRA TICKETS VIA EMAIL

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH – FRIDAY, MAY 8TH

PICK-UP PINK CLEARANCE FORMS AND TICKETS TO LAW SCHOOL CEREMONY


Where to go for Clearance Information

Important Links Online:

http://www.howard.edu/commencement/2009/
http://www.howard.edu/commencement/2009/information.htm

Student Financial Services:
202-806-2610 - Room 115, Admin Bldg

Make sure that your account, parking tickets, library fines, graduation fees, etc. are paid

The Office of Student Affairs has a list of students who are clear—to check you must stop by in person. We will not email confirmations.

Career Services:
Law School Clearance - Notre Dame Room 214

Main Campus Clearance—Pick-up survey from table outside of Houston Hall 200

Bar Exam Survey:
Pick-up survey from table outside of Houston Hall 200

Academic Clearance:
Pass all of your classes

Clinic Clearance:
Clinical Law Center - Notre Dame G18


Other Graduation Information:

http://www.howard.edu/commencement/2009/
http://www.howard.edu/commencement/2009/information.htm


Cap & Gown Information:
http://www.bookstore.howard.edu/Website2/ApparelPages/GraduationCenter.html






updated: April 23, 2009