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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.

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