Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony

Doctoral and master’s students who are graduating or who have graduated during the academic year will receive an invitation from the Dean of the Graduate School to participate in the university’s prestigious Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony held each semester. Please visit the ceremony’s website for up-to-date details or the Graduate School website at This is a joyous occasion in which students celebrate their accomplishment with family and friends as they are recognized by faculty and administrators. Doctoral participants will be adorned with their hoods during the ceremony, either by their faculty mentor or the dean of their college.

Graduates must confirm their intent to participate by reserving a seat online for the celebratory event and providing current home and email addresses for notification purposes. If you wish to be hooded by your faculty mentor, discuss the date with them to make sure they can attend.