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 College to participate in the university’s prestigious Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony held each semester. Please visit the commencement ceremony’s website for up-to-date details or the Graduate College’s Graduation webpage. This is a joyous occasion in which students celebrate their accomplishment with family and friends as they are recognized by faculty and university leadership. Doctoral participants will be adorned with their hoods during the ceremony, by either 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.