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PhD Hooding Ceremony

A special ceremony will be held in Barton Hall on Saturday for all PhD candidates to be individually recognized and hooded on stage as a welcome into the academy of scholars.

PhD candidates and their families, friends, and faculty members are invited to attend.  A reception with light refreshments will immediately follow the ceremony.hooding of PhD candidate

To Participate


To participate, PhD candidates are asked to RSVP by May 22, and order cap & gown by April 15.
The RSVP form will be online in February 2019.  Please check back.

“Walking early” is permitted, so candidates may participate in the PhD Hooding Ceremony prior to their degree being finalized.