Graduate College December Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, December 10, 2016
10:30 a.m. to noon
Foellinger Great Hall in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Join the Graduate College for the inaugural Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. The focus of the ceremony is the formal "hooding" of doctoral degree recipients, often by their faculty advisers. Each year, approximately 500 students receive their doctoral degrees in August and December. This ceremony offers doctoral degree recipients, along with faculty mentors, an opportunity to celebrate their achievement closer to the time of degree completion.

Read more about the decision to pilot a Doctoral Hooding ceremony.


Doctoral students (PhD, EdD, JSD, DMA and AudD) are eligible to participate in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony if they graduated in August 2016 or will finish the degree requirements for December 2016. Participants must have deposited their dissertations in the Graduate College Thesis Office by the December doctoral deposit deadline (5 p.m. on Friday, December 2) in order to participate in the Doctoral hooding ceremony.

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