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Commencement Exercises To be Held May 21, 2012, in Payne Whitney Gymnasium's Lanman Center

Yale Law School’s 2012 Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 21, 2012. Events begin at 10:30 a.m. with University Commencement exercises on Old Campus. Law School Commencement follows at approximately noon in the Lanman Center at Payne Whitney Gymnasium. (Map with directions to Payne Whitney Gym)  No tickets are required for either commencement ceremony, and there is no limit on the number of guests.

Immediately after the Law School ceremony, at approximately 2:30 p.m., graduating students and guests will move over to the Law School courtyard for a champagne reception, followed by an optional buffet luncheon in the Law School dining hall. No tickets are required for the champagne reception. Tickets for the luncheon may be purchased at the door for $19 per person. Students may use their unused dining hall meal plan to pay for the buffet.

The night before Commencement, on Sunday evening, May 20, Dean Robert Post ’77 will host a reception for graduating students, their families, and guests from 5-7 p.m. in the Law School courtyard. No tickets are required, and there is no limit on the number of guests.

Invitations will be available in the Registrar’s office in March. There is one invitation to the two Commencement ceremonies and a second invitation to the Sunday evening reception.

For more information, visit the Yale 2012 Commencement website.