Guest Information

The 2022 law school commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 

Tickets are NOT Required


Law Commencement 2022
May 21, 2022, 11:00 am
Lewis & Clark College
Griswold Stadium


Day of the Ceremony Information


Arriving: Please plan to arrive between 10:00-10:45 am for our official 11:00 am start time. There will be signs leading you to Griswold Stadium (Gate 2). We encourage you to carpool or use a ride service, if possible, because parking will be limited. Please allow plenty of time to park in one of the four parking areas: Upper Griswold, Lower Griswold, Fir Acres, or at the Law School. The parking areas are shown below in the black boxes.

After parking, please enter Griswold Stadium via the entrances at the top of the Stadium or via the gate at the end of the North end of the field. Please see the photo on the 2nd page for entry points. If you park in Upper Griswold or at the Law School, we recommend entering at the top of the Stadium; if you park in Lower Griswold or Fir Acres, we recommend entering through the gate at the end of the field. At the entries, you will be greeted by student volunteers who will be handing out Commencement Programs.

There should be plenty of seats available. Approximately 2/3 of the stadium seating is covered but only a small section of seats have backs. If you need back support, please be sure to bring a stadium seat. We also recommend bringing water, sunscreen and/or an umbrella – depending on the weather forecast – in case you are seated in a section that is not covered.

Graduating students will be lining up between 9:45-11:00 am and will be unavailable during that time for photos, etc.

The Ceremony: The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Individual photos will be taken as each graduate receives their diploma and in front of a backdrop as they leave the stage. The photos will be available for purchase later.


Reception: Immediately following the ceremony, a reception will be hosted at the Law School. The reception, which will be primarily held outside, will feature desserts, cheese & crackers, and beverages. If you will be attending the reception, we encourage you to leave your car where it is parked and walk to the reception. Parking at the Law School is limited. The Children’s Commencement Ceremony will be also be held at the Law School in a classroom (follow the signs) approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the commencement ceremony.


Family Pets: We adore our dogs, cats, and other pets, but we kindly request that you leave your family pets at home the day of the commencement ceremony.