2015 Doctoral Commencement and Hooding Information - May 1, 2015
Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D. and D.P.T. candidates
This information is for Doctoral students only. Masters students: Please contact your academic college for questions about commencement participation. For general information, refer to the University Commencement website.
Students who have earned degrees in August 2014, December 2014, or will earn a degree in May 2015 are invited to participate in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony as part of the annual Graduate Commencement.
The hooding ceremony is coordinated by the Graduate College. If you are planning to participate in Commencement on May 1, here are some things to keep in mind:
You must register through the Graduate College to attend the ceremony and be hooded. This is separate from the online graduation application. Spring graduates need to complete both. Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 graduates do not need to redo the Registrar's degree conferral form.
Doctoral graduates must be accompanied at Commencement by a faculty escort. Escorts must hold an appropriate terminal degree to participate in your hooding. Please have your escort’s name and e-mail address handy when you register for the commencement ceremony.
Once you submit your registration for the hooding ceremony, you and your escort will receive additional instructions about the ceremony via e-mail.
If you are completing your degree spring semester, you must have completed all degree requirements and be fully cleared for graduation by your college in order to walk in the ceremony. As a spring graduate, you can pick up your diploma at the Convocation Center following the ceremony. You must present a photo I.D.
You and your escort need to arrive at the Convocation Center parking garage between 8:15 and 8:45 am on Friday morning, May 1 to check in with Graduate College staff. You do not need to arrive together. Please check in at the Graduate College table.
You must order the cap, gown, and hood, and pick them up prior to coming to the Convocation Center Friday morning.
If you are purchasing your own regalia, please bring that with you to the Convocation Center Friday.
Tickets are not required for the ceremony. The ceremony generally lasts approximately 2 ½ hours.
Additional information about the Commencement ceremony is available at the University Commencement website.
If you earned your doctoral degree between August 2013 and May 2014, did not participate in the 2014 Commencement Ceremony and would like to participate in the hooding ceremony this year, you can submit a Commencement Registration form at this time.
Commencement Registration Forms must be submitted by Monday, April 27 to ensure sufficient seating for all participants.