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2009 Commencement Information

Commencement Delaware 2009: May 16


  • Awards Reception – April 21 5:00 p.m. Ruby R. Vale Courtroom
  • Barristers’ Ball – May 14 7:00 p.m. Brandywine Country Club
  • Commencement Ceremony – May 16 3:00 p.m. Lawn, DE Campus
  • Commencement Reception – May 16 5:00 p.m. Lawn, DE Campus


Awards Reception – Recipients of various scholarship and commencement awards, donors, families and friends are invited to attend this special presentation and reception. It begins at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in the Ruby R. Vale Courtroom with the reception immediately following in the Strine Atrium. Invitations will be sent following the final determination of the awards.

Barristers’ Ball – The Student Bar Association sponsors this semi-formal/formal ball in celebration
of the graduating class. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. The Ball will be held at the Brandywine Country Club, on Thursday, May 14. Tickets can be purchased through the Student Bar Association.

Commencement Ceremony – This ceremony in celebration of the achievements of the graduates of December
2008, May 2009, and August 2009 will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, on the lawn in front of Geesey House and Polishook Hall. Graduates should report to the Law Building by 1:30 p.m. This year, regardless of the weather, the ceremony will be held under a tent on the lawn. For this reason, the seats under the tent will be limited to ticket holders only. Additional seating will be available outside the tent and in Polishook Hall. The Commencement speaker will be Congressman Patrick J. Murphy.

Commencement Reception – All graduates, their families, and guests are invited to attend a reception
immediately following the Commencement ceremony on the lawn in front of the Law Library. Light refreshments, champagne, and soda will be served.

Legacy – Any member of the graduating class who is related to an alumni of the law school may invite the alumni to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Please contact Suzanne Watts at (302) 477-2170 for additional information.

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