Graduating Senior Guide

Beginning of Quarter

1. Be certain you have met all degree requirements in order to graduate.

2. Complete and submit the Graduation Application.

3. Rent doctoral regalia from the Baylor Bookstore. The rental cost is approximately $92.17, including tax, due at time of fitting.

4. Submit a statement to be included in the commencement program. The statement should be 50 words or less.

Week of Graduation

Students will receive an email when regalia is ready to be picked up from the Bookstore. Pick up your regalia and be sure that it fits properly.

Day of Graduation

Graduating seniors should be at the commencement venue 45 minutes prior to the start time for the ceremony. Law School staff will guide you to the preparation room and provide instruction on the ceremony.

Upcoming Commencement Ceremonies

Spring 2021 Graduation - May 1, 2021, 10:00 a.m., at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706


Summer 2021 Graduation - Tentatively set for July 31, 2021. Location TBD.

Fall 2021 Graduation - Tentatively set for November 6, 2021. Location TBD.

Winter 2021-2022 Graduation - Tentatively set for February 5, 2022. Location TBD.

Spring 2022 Graduation - Tentatively set for April 30, 2022. Location TBD

Summer 2022 Graduation - Tentatively set for July 30, 2022. Location TBD.


Reception (currently cancelled under Covid-19 restrictions)

The Baylor Law Alumni Association hosts a reception for the graduates and their guests at the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center following each commencement ceremony. The reception lasts approximately one hour.


Guests at graduation ceremonies are welcome to take photos and/or video during the ceremony. A professional photographer will photograph each graduate receiving the diploma and being hooded during the ceremony. Proofs can be viewed online after commencement. Information about purchasing photographs from a previous commencement is available here.


The visitors page of our website will provide information on accommodations for your visit to Waco, as well as activities you may be interested in during your visit to Waco.