Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How many guests can I invite to the Law School Convocation?

There is no limit on how many guests you can invite to the Law School Convocation.

  • Will the Law School Convocation be livestreamed?

Yes, the livestream can be viewed on the Law School's YouTube channel.

  • Do I need tickets for anything?

Graduates and their guests do not need tickets to the Law School Convocation, Champagne Farewell, or to Commencement. Registration and payment (where applicable) for all Law School events (including the Family BBQ, Candlelight Dinner, and Law School Convocation) must be completed online. If you plan to attend any or all of these events, you must complete the registration form no later than Friday, April 12, 2024. If you need to make changes after you've already submitted your registration form, please contact University Conference Services at

  • Do I order a tam or a mortarboard?

All Duke Law students, including JDs, LLMs, LLM-LEs, and students earning the doctorate of juridical studies order a tam.

  • Do I have to buy my regalia?

All students, including JD, International LLM, and LLM-LE, or students earning the doctorate of juridical studies may either rent or purchase their regalia. The rental fee is $70, plus tax, which includes the gown, tam, tassel, and hood. To rent regalia, complete the rental order form by Friday, March 1, 2024. If you wish to purchase your hood or the entire ensemble, complete the purchase order form. The deadline to purchase regalia is Friday, February 16, 2024. (Please note that you MUST return any rental apparel. Rental apparel cannot be purchased. If you wish to purchase any part of your regalia, it will be a new item, not previously rented).

  • I registered for regalia, but I did not get a confirmation. How do I know I actually registered?

The regalia site provides a confirmation that you registered. If you are unsure, please contact the University Bookstore at (919) 684-6793.

  • How do I order announcements?

Jostens is the provider of Duke University’s official commencement announcements. Visit to order personalized announcement packages.

  • Who should I contact for questions about disability accommodations?

Information about disability accommodations can be found on the Duke University Commencement website. For questions regarding Law School graduation-related events, please contact the Office of Student Affairs by emailing or calling (919) 613-7007.

  • Where can I park on the day of Law School Convocation?

All graduates and guests will be directed to park at the Science Drive Garage. Students will not be allowed to park in the Law Lot. This lot will be reserved for faculty and staff. Please plan extra time to walk from the Science Drive Garage to Cameron Indoor Stadium. A shuttle service will also be available to take guests and graduates from the Science Drive Garage to Cameron Indoor Stadium. As a reminder, students must arrive to check in at Cameron by 4:45 p.m. and guest seating will open at 5:00 p.m.