College of Law FAQ

Graduation

Has commencement been postponed?

We have determined that the traditional face-to-face graduation ceremony will take place in December, provided health guidelines at that time permit.

Commencement has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 19, 2020. Graduation Brunch will be held on Thursday, December 17, and the Honors and Awards Celebration will be on Friday, December 18. The graduating classes included in the events will be December 2019, May/August 2020, and December 2020.

The December 2020 Honors and Awards and Graduation ceremonies will replicate exactly the same tradition we typically deliver each spring, including recognitions, speeches, photography, etc. As a special note, both President Wendy Libby and President Chris Roellke will attend the graduation ceremony on December 19, 2020.

When will I receive my regalia?

Regalia and cords are not available for delivery this summer. However, we will maintain records to determine those who have not ordered and establish a process for them to do so. Cords will be delivered as part of the regalia. We will have more information as we get closer to the December 19, 2020, graduation date.

What is going to happen to the honors award ceremony at graduation?

We have determined that the traditional face-to-face graduation ceremony will take place in December, provided health guidelines at that time permit.

The Honors and Awards Celebration will be on Friday, December 18, 2020, and will replicate exactly the same tradition we typically deliver each spring, including recognitions, speeches, photography, etc. Students will receive Honors and Awards plaques in the mail in June 2020.

How and when will I get my diploma, Honors and Awards plaques, etc.?

Students who were a part of the May 2020 Virtual Graduation will receive a copy of the formal Graduation and Honors and Awards brochures, Honors and Awards plaques, and diplomas in the mail as soon as they are available.

Grades/Bar/Exams

Will the July Bar Exam be administered as planned? Has the deadline to apply changed?

The Florida Board of Bar Examiner extended the deadline for filing to take the July Bar Exam from May 1 to May 15.

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners, with the approval of the Supreme Court of Florida, announces that the in-person administration of the General Bar Examination scheduled for July 28 and 29, 2020, in Tampa and Orlando, is canceled. In its place, the Board will administer an online bar examination on August 18, 2020.

Please review the press release for more details. 

How will bar prep programs be accommodating a potentially delayed exam?

Academic Support and & Bar Prep is still open and ready to help with all your advising needs. They will accommodate your meeting preference — whether they are phone meetings, email meetings, or video meetings. To schedule an appointment, email asp@law.stetson.edu or BarPrep@law.stetson.edu with your available days and times. They can also provide the latest information about other bar prep programs. The Academic Support & Bar Prep team is fully prepared and equipped to support bar prep services if COVID-19 were to continue.

What happens if I have technical issues during my exam?

Our IT and Registrar teams are well-prepared to handle any problems you may have. ExamSoft also provides 24/7 support. If you have any questions or want to troubleshoot, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with IT. Please also continue to update the Registrar’s office of any issue you may be experiencing.

Housing/Fees

Is housing open, and whom do I contact?

Yes, housing is still open. Our Assistant Director, Tracy Rich, is still working. Please continue to work with Tracy Rich with any of your housing questions. You can reach her at housing@law.stetson.edu, rich@law.stetson.edu, 727-562-7886 or 727-580-8983. 

If I am going to be away for more than 24 hours and live on campus, do I need to fill out a form?

Yes, the Notice of Absence resident form will need to be completed. 

Who do I contact for work orders after hours?

Please contact Public Safety at 727-343-1262. 

What will happen to 3Ls who live in student housing if the bar exam is delayed?

We are providing Bar Stay in student housing. For graduating 3Ls who want to take advantage of Bar Stay, we will extend the move-out deadline to August 2 regardless of whether the July Bar takes place or is delayed.  

Dining Services

When is the café open?

The café is closed until further notice.

How do I order food?

Students can take advantage of food bank supplies, or Student Affairs staff can go grocery shopping for them. Funds can be made available for groceries to be delivered through a service such as Instacart, and gift card can be provided for meal delivery through Uber Eats. Also, students in on-campus housing can have meals delivered from the cafeteria when it is open.

Additional Questions

Will the library be reopening?

No, the library is not reopening at this time. We are following health guidelines and working on plans to return to physical operations safely.

Will the gym be reopening soon?

No, the gym is not reopening at this time. We are following health guidelines and working on plans to return to physical operations safely. Once we do open, there will be new policies regarding gym capacity and cleaning schedules. Student health and safety is our top priority.

What time is the Business Office open for students?

The business office is open Monday-Friday between the hours of 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Most questions can be answered anytime via email or by phone at businessoffice@law.stetson.edu or 727-562-7805. 

What information can you provide on fall 2020 and spring 2021?

We are planning to fully continue operating in the fall 2020. At this time, Orientation begins August 8 and Fall 2020 classes begin on August 17. We are prepared to start classes in the fall with a combination of on campus and online based on the guidelines provided by the CDC, federal and state authorities.

You can also view our COL COVID-19-related FAQ Archive.