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2009 Commencement Will Take Place Memorial Day, May 25

Yale Law School’s 2009 Commencement ceremony will take place Monday, May 25—Memorial Day.

On Sunday evening, May 24, Dean Harold Hongju Koh and Acting Dean Kate Stith will host a pre-Commencement reception for graduating students, their families, and guests from 5-7 p.m. in the Law School Dining Hall. No tickets are required, and there is no limit on the number of guests. Invitations are available in the registrar's office.

University Commencement exercises take place Monday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. on Old Campus. No tickets are required. Following the Old Campus ceremonies, at approximately noon, Law School Commencement exercises for members of the Law School community, their family, and friends will take place in the Law School Courtyard, where degrees will be conferred. No tickets are required, and there is no limit on the number of guests. Invitations are available in the registrar's office. In recent years, the Law School ceremony has ended by 2:30 p.m. In case of rain, the Law School ceremony will take place in Payne Whitney Gymnasium’s Lanman Center.

Immediately after the Law School ceremony, at approximately 2:30 p.m., there will be a champagne reception for members of the Law School community, their family, and friends in the Law School Courtyard, 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 balances or cash to pay for the buffet.

For more information on accommodations, dining, and Yale University Commencement exercises, visit www.yale.edu/commencement.