Graduation for the Class of 2024

With the graduation of the Class of 2024, the College of Law celebrates the 191st anniversary of its founding. 


Hooding Details

When: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11th. Doors open to guests at 12:00 p.m. Graduating students report at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Fifth Third Arena on the University of Cincinnati campus (2700 O'Varsity Way, Cincinnati, OH 45221). Find a campus map here. Guests may not bring any balloons or outside food or drink into the venue. There will be a bag check at the door. The ceremony will be livestreamed and recorded.  

  • Cincinnati Athletics Clear Bag Policy: Guests and students will be able to bring one clear bag – either a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag or a clear bag tote no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” – AND a small clutch bag or wallet that is roughly the size of a hand (no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”) into Fifth Third Arena. Non-approved bags include backpacks, camera cases, oversized purses and other large bags.
  • Concessions will be available.
  • All attendees will be required to pass through metal detectors.

Guests: Students may invite as many guests as they wish and no tickets are required. Guests may not bring any balloons or outside food or drink into the venue.  

Guest hooders: Guest hooders are allowed to participate in the ceremony. Guest hooders must be a direct relative of the graduate and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law; or the hooder is a parent of the graduate and is faculty or adjunct faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Students requesting a guest hooder must notify Assistant Dean Rudy Trejo by April 19th. .

Photography: A photographer will be there to take your photograph as you walk across the stage.   

Accessibility: Fifth Third Arena is fully accessible. Attendees are invited to submit accessibility requests to Assistant Dean Rudy Trejo.  

Parking: There is no parking located in the Arena, however, there are several parking garages nearby. In addition, there will be a golf cart shuttle available from Corry Garage (2529 Scioto Ln.) to take one family at a time to the Arena entrance as needed. Corry and Calhoun garages will be free and open to the public. Find a campus map here.

Lodging and discounts: The following hotels offer a UC Law discount rate:

UC Law student Dallas Cameron Guttman gestures crowd during the Hooding Ceremony for the College of Law. Verna Williams, Dean University of Cincinnati College of Law and students enjoyed Hooding Ceremony for the College of Law Saturday May 14, 2022. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II