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Doctoral Graduation

Hooding Ceremony During Fall or Spring Commencement

Graduating doctoral students are accorded special recognition during commencement exercises by participating in a Hooding Ceremony. They receive their doctoral hoods from their faculty mentor and the Dean of the Graduating School. To participate in this ceremony, students must have:

  • Filed an application for graduation for the appropriate semester (fall or spring) and;
  • Successfully defended their dissertation and filed the completed Notice of Completion with the Graduate School at least two weeks prior to the¬†commencement exercises. Students who complete their degree during the summer session are eligible to attend either the fall or spring commencement exercises.

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