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Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

The Friday - May 15, 2020 before the main Commencement ceremony, students graduating with their Ph.D. are invited to a special event where they receive their doctoral hoods.

To attend please complete your Ceremony Reponses Form. All students graduating with their Ph.D. will be asked additional questions on this form.

NOTE: Filling out the Graduation Application is different from responding to the Hooding Ceremony. If you wish to attend both, you must respond separately!

What: A separate Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony, held before the regular graduation ceremony.  The Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony is a special acknowledgement for students who have attained their Doctoral degrees, and for the friends and family who have supported them.

When: Friday, May 15, 2020, beginning at 4 p.m.

Where: Hermann Hall Auditorium, 3241 S. Federal St.

Required Information: If you will be attending, please complete your Ceremony Reponses Form.

Guests: All guests may attend the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony. Tickets are not required for Friday’s ceremony only. Guest tickets are required for the Main Ceremony and your Academic Unit Ceremony.

Regalia: You should pick up your regalia (cap & gown) at the Graduate SaluteApril 29 and April 30noon - 7 p.m., in Hermann Hall Ballroom. If you cannot attend Graduate Salute either day, you may pick up your regalia at PhD Hooding. The hood will be provided at the ceremony.

Deadline: Please respond by February 28, 2020, 11:59 p.m., Chicago time.

Questions about the Ph.D. Hooding CeremonyPlease email