Student Checklist

*Updated 3/27/18* 

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.

Hooding Photo

Wednesday, January 24 OR Thursday, February 1
9 am – 1 pm and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Drinko Lobby
$25 – Cash, Check, Credit Card Accepted

Commencement 101

Wednesday, February 21
2 pm – 4:30 pm
Saxbe Auditorium
Stop by Saxbe Auditorium anytime between 2 pm and 4:30 to select your Hooding photo as well as pick up and complete necessary forms to participate in the May Hooding Ceremony
* Make up date will be Feb 27 from 10 am – 1 pm outside of Lou’s Café *

Class Speaker Auditions

    • 3L Class Speaker and Singer Auditions:

      Class speaker auditions will take place:
      Monday, April 2nd, from 2 pm – 6 pm
      Tuesday, April 3rd, from 12 pm – 1 pm
      Wednesday, April 4th, from 4 pm – 8 pm
      To sign up for an audition time, contact: Meg Sullivan at:

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. The class of 2018 is raising funds towards standing desks in Lou’s Cafe.

Awards – Voting

    • Vote for the Chris Fairman Award, Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff Member
      Voting for the 3L selected awards will take place during the Hooding Fair March 26th, 12-4, Outside of the Dinsmore & Shohl Student Commons.
    • You can also vote in the Student Services Suite until 4:30 p.m. Thursday March 29th.

Cap and Gown 

    • Make arrangements with the OSU Bookstore to Order Your Cap and Gown, announcements, and diploma frame. Regalia orders due March 26th.

2018 Hooding Fair

Monday, March 26
12 – 4 p.m.
Dinsmore & Shohl Student Commons

  • Complete your Career Services graduation survey
  • Fill out your Public Service Fellow Designations on Symplicity
  • Donate to the class gift
  • Vote for the 3 class awards
  • Make sure there are no financial aid holds on your account
  • Order you Cap and Gown (if you have not already done so)
  • Get any of your Hooding related questions answered!


Moritz Law Library Information

Please click the link below for important information from the Moritz Law Library
Moritz Law Library Information of Graduating Students


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 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 GradPlus loans while enrolled at Moritz are required to complete the Federal Exit Interview.  A link will appear on your Buckeye Link “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 26, 12 – 4 pm Outside of the Dinsmore & Shohl Student Commons

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.
      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 26th, 12 – 4 pm, Outside of the Dinsmore & Shohl Student Commons

Additional Information

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

April 27th, 2018

  • 3L Send Off : Friday, April 27th, 4:00 p.m.
    The Send Off  includes the following:

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

May 11, 2018

  • 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.
  • Seating for Honors Convocation and Hooding Ceremony is unlimited.  No tickets will be issued.

Lockers must be emptied no later than August 3rd.

As a convenience, students planning to study for a bar exam at Moritz this summer may continue to use their locker until August 3rd. All contents of unemptied lockers will be donated or thrown away on August 6th. 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.