Graduation Week & Commencement Activities

Each year the SBA funds a series of fun events for graduating students that take place the week between final exams and graduation. This year, graduation week will take place the week of May 13th - May 18th.

This year, the SBA has generously voted to fund several events. Most of these events do not have capacity for all graduating students, so please plan carefully and buy tickets/RSVP for the events you are interested in ASAP. There is a LOT of information below; please read it carefully for all the information you will need for Graduation Week.

Class of 2014,

We have almost produced the ultimate final work product-our law school diplomas! Although our time here at WCL is coming to a close, we invite you to join in celebrating three years of hard work, cold calling, briefing, and being educated and uncompensated during the week of May 12th.

Come hungry because on Monday, May 12th there will be an all-you-can-eat event hosted at Hill Country BBQ from 5:00pm-10:00pm! Happy hour specials will assist in washing down all of that free food. (*This event covers the cost for 200 guests. Any additional guests will be required to pay $25 for their meals.)

On Wednesday, May 14th, come dressed to impress for the cocktail reception that will be hosted at Old Ebbitt Grill from 8:30pm-10:00pm! This event will take place on the rooftop terrace, which offers beautiful panoramic views of D.C. Hors d'oeuvres that cater to all palates-including vegetarian taste buds-will be served free of charge, and drinks will be made available via a cash bar. (*This event accommodates 250 guests.)

Don't lose momentum just yet because we need your smiling faces to join us in taking a trip to the beautiful Virginia Doukeni Winery on Tuesday, May 13th from 10:00am-4:00pm! While transportation will be provided free of charge, there is a small, but well worth it, $15 fee for a sampling of seven wines. (*This event accommodates 250 guests.)

Lastly, what better way to wrap-up the final week that we will ever spend as WCL students than to get a head start on "bar review." Ok, maybe not just yet, but on Thursday, May 15th, the week will close by paying homage to the one night a week that inspired us all to take a mental pause. You guessed it! A final "Bar Review" will take place in DuPont Circle in the form of a pub-crawl. The official list of bars and drink specials will be provided.

Tickets for all Commencement Week events will be available for pick-up and/or purchase in the WCL lobby from Monday, April 21st through Friday, April 25th. We look forward to seeing you then!

The 2014 Commencement Committee