Schedule of Special Events
2008 Widener Law Delaware Commencement


Special Events Delaware

  • Awards Reception April 22 5:00 p.m. Vale Moot Court Room
  • Barristers' Ball May 15 7:00 p.m. Brandywine Country Club
  • Commencement Ceremony May 17 4:00 p.m. Lawn, DE Campus
  • Commencement Reception May 17 6:00 p.m. Lawn, DE Campus

About the Events

  • 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 22, in the Vale Moot Courtroom with the reception immediately following. 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 15. Tickets can be purchased through the Student Bar Association.
  • Commencement Ceremony This ceremony in celebration of the achievements of the graduates of December 2007, May 2008, and August 2008 will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, on the lawn in front of Geesey House and Polishook Hall. Graduates should report to the Law Building by 2:30 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.
  • 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.