Student Checklist

Please check back in January for Class of 2018 updates 

Important Information for the Class of 2018

For questions, please contact the Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs Darren Nealy at (614) 688-4676 or Angela Henderson at (614) 688-4359.

Class Speaker Auditions

    • 3L Class Speaker 
      Auditions for the Class Speaker will be held Tuesday, February 7. For additional information, please email

Class Gift

    • Make your class gift
      Our philanthropic legacy serves as a testament to the strength of the bonds we’ve formed over our three years at Moritz and helps us to forge a continuing relationship with the Moritz community post graduation. 2017 Class Gift information.

Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award

    • Vote for Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff Members
      Voting for the Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff Members will take place through ballots available in The Student Services Suite. Vote for the outstanding awards during the Hooding Fair March 27th, 12-4, Outside of Lou’s Café

Cap and Gown 

    • Make arrangements for your cap and gown, order announcements, order diploma frames
      All graduates are required to wear authorized Juris Doctor caps and gowns.  Law Regalia Order Form 2017

Hooding Photo

Monday, March 27 OR Thursday, April 6
9 am – 4 pm
Bench and Bar Room (Library)
Walk-in – no appointment necessary
$25 (Cash, Check, Credit Card accepted)

2017 Hooding Fair

Monday, March 27
12 – 4 p.m.
Outside of Lou’s Café
Hooding Fair Checklist

  • Donate to the class gift
  • Complete your cap and gown form
  • Nominations for the 3 class awards
  • Complete your Career Services graduation survey
  • Fill out your Public Service Fellow Designations on Symplicity
  • Make sure there are no financial aid holds on your account
  • Get any of your Hooding related questions answered!
  • Take your Hooding Photo



Resolve Outstanding Financial Obligations
Complete Financial Aid Exit Interview

    • Resolve any outstanding financial obligations to the University   These include such items as library fines, parking tickets, and class material fees. Check your Buckeye Link Student Center for information regarding administrative or financial holds. Students holding keys to the building need to make arrangements with the issuing office for return. Please remember to return all library books and pay any fines; courtesy cards can be issued to alumni if fines are at zero balance. Diplomas will not be distributed to those with any kind of hold.
      Complete Financial Aid Exit Interview
      All students who were disbursed Stafford and G-Plus loans while enrolled at OSU are required to complete the Federal Exit Interview.  A link will appear on your Student Center “TO DO” list that will direct you to the web site.
    • You will be able to make sure there are no financial holds on your account during the Hooding Fair, Monday March 27, 12 – 4 pm Outside of Lou’s Cafe

Career Services

Career Services Exit Interview
Graduation Statistics

    • Attend an exit interview with the Career Services Office.
      The Career Services Office will be conducting exit interviews to determine how the office can tailor its services to each student’s career goals. These are NOT the same exit interviews necessary for financial aid – these are separate. These very brief interviews will be conducted during March and early April.  Not required for LLM students.
    • Submit Employment Information
      All 3Ls are REQUIRED to complete the Graduate Survey Form. This form can be found on Symplicity under the Profile Tab or you can fill out a hard copy available here and return to the Student Services Suite.
      The ABA requires this information from all ABA-accredited law schools. Surveys with individual student names removed are forwarded to the  National Association for Law Placement for compilation of Moritz employment statistics  as well as national statistics and forecasting of trends. The data is important  for several reasons.  Employment  information is shared with prospective students to help them make informed  decisions based on the job market; it provides Career Services with information  about your job search needs; and it is also shared with various organizations  that rank law schools. The more complete OSU’s data, the greater the  probability for accurate rankings. High rankings help all graduates,  particularly those still seeking employment. We ask that you please update the  information if your employment status changes after graduation.If you would like to confirm that your Graduate Statistics  information was submitted successfully, or if you have questions about that  form, please contact your advisor or anyone on the career services staff.
    • You will be able to complete your Career Services Graduation Survey during the Hooding Fair, Monday March 27th, 12 – 4 pm, Outside of Lou’s Café


Additional Information

3L Send-off
Honors Convocation and Hooding Ceremony
Empty Lockers

April 25, 2017

  • 3L Send Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 p.m. Saxbe Auditorium.
    The Send Off  includes the following:

    • Class Picture
    • Announcements – Outstanding Professor and Outstanding Staff Person announced

May 12, 2017

  • Honors Convocation   The Honors Convocation will be held at the Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St., 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Hooding Ceremony   The Hooding Ceremony will be held at the Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. Night St., at 2:00 p.m.
  • Reception – Immediately following the ceremony – Drinko Hall
  • Seating for Honors Convocation and Hooding Ceremony is unlimited.  No tickets will be issued.
  • Link to Hooding Ceremony live stream (TBD)

Lockers must be emptied no later than August 4th.

As a convenience, students planning to study for a bar exam at Moritz this summer may continue to use their locker until August 4. All contents of unemptied lockers will be donated or thrown away on August 7. If you are not planning to study at the law school this summer, please clean out your locker before leaving Columbus. If you cannot personally complete this task, please ask a friend to open your locker and remove the contents.