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*updated 2/26/19*

Important Information for the Class of 2019

For questions, please contact the Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs Darren Nealy at (614) 688-4676 or Angela Henderson at (614) 514-5924.

Hooding Photo

Hooding Photos will be taken (on a walk-in basis) either Monday March 25 or Thursday March 28:

Monday, March 25 (During the Hooding Hair)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

$25 Cash, Check or Credit Card Accepted

Thursday, March 28th
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lou’s Cafe
$25 Cash, Check or Credit Card Accepted


Class Speaker Auditions

    • 3L Class Speaker and Singer Auditions:

      Auditions for the class of 2019 Hooding speaker(s) and Hooding singer(s) have concluded.

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.

Awards – Voting

    • Vote for the Chris Fairman Award, Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff Member
    • Graduating students will be sent a unique link to vote for the student selected Hooding awards. Voting will open on March 25th and will close at 5:00 pm on March 29th. Details will be sent to your OSU email address.

Cap and Gown 

    • Make arrangements with the OSU Bookstore to Order Your Cap and Gown, announcements, and diploma frame. Regalia orders are due by March 25.

2019 Hooding Fair

Monday, March 25
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
  • 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 for Graduating Students

    • 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 25, 12 pm – 4 pm Outside of the Dinsmore & Shohl Student Commons

Career Services

    • 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 25th, 12 pm – 4 pm, Outside of the Dinsmore & Shohl Student Commons

Additional Information


April  2019  – Send-Off

  • Send Off : Tuesday, April 23rd, 4:00 p.m.
    The Send Off  includes the following:

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

May 10, 2019 – Honors Convocation and Hooding

  • 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 first-come, first-served.  Guests do not need tickets.

Lockers must be emptied no later than August 2nd.

As a convenience, students planning to study for a bar exam at Moritz this summer may continue to use their locker until August 2nd. All contents of unemptied lockers will be donated or thrown away on August 5th. 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.