Important Information for Masters and Doctoral Graduates

Hooding Ceremony

The College will recognize the special accomplishments of all graduating master's and doctoral candidates through a graduate hooding ceremony. Following a centuries-old tradition, master's and doctoral candidates will be formally hooded by their respective faculty. The provost and deans will also participate in the ceremony. A reception will follow the program. All family and friends of graduate students are cordially invited to attend the ceremony and reception.

The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m. in Glazer Arena in the Athletics and Events Center. Graduate students, please register in the Glazer Arena between 1:15-2:00 p.m. and be seated by 2:15 p.m. Graduate students will have marked reserved seating in the front, according to academic program. As programs are called, students will approach the stage, and proceed across the stage to be hooded by their graduate chair.  

Please attend our hooding ceremony wearing academic regalia, excluding the cap, and bring your purchased hood. 

All master's and doctoral degrees will be officially conferred at the College ceremony on Sunday, May 21, and all graduate students are encouraged to attend this significant event. Graduate students may pick up their diploma covers when checking in at the ceremony.  Diploma covers not picked up at the graduate hooding will be mailed with your diploma.