JD Graduation Checklist

To receive degree:

  • Complete Commencement Data Form (including diploma name and prior degrees) [link]
  • Complete Degree Audit [link]
  • Confirm ProBono requirement has been satisfied [link]
  • SFS Exit interview (if you are a borrower) [link]
  • Pay Final Bill [link]
  • Clinical students must consult with their clinic or SPO about how to transfer their clinical case information from their clinical email accounts [link]
  • Complete employment survey [link]

To participate in commencement exercises:

  • Order Tickets for commencement (in April – look for email) [link]
  • Order Regalia from the HLSCoop [link]
  • If applicable, request accessibility accommodations for guests [link]



  • Clean out your locker by June 15 [link]
  • International students – confirm visa status [link]
  • Plan for health insurance post-graduation [link]


  • Review information on Harvard email accounts post-graduation [link]
  • Update HUID to extend WCC access until 7/31 [link]
  • Extend gym access until 7/31
  • Sign up for OPIA alumni listserv [link]
  •  Sign up with OCS for notification of clerkship and private sector job opportunities for graduates [link]
  • Register for alumni advising [link]
  • J.D.s – Volunteer for the J.D. Admissions Office [link]
  • Pick up Alumni Access card for lifetime Library access [link]