Ph.D. HOODING CEREMONY
Date: May 22, 2013
Time & Location:
Ceremony for the PhD Candidates
Ceremony: 4:00-5:00 p.m., DeBaun Auditorium
Followed by the Graduation Festival
What is a Hooding Ceremony? The Hooding Ceremony is a special recognition ceremony for doctoral degree candidates during which a faculty advisor and the Dean of Graduate Academics place the doctoral hood on the graduate, signifying his or her success in completing the graduate program. The ceremony is similar to a graduation in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire. The Hooding Ceremony is in addition to and does not replace the Graduate Commencement on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM.
Who is invited to attend? This ceremony is tailored as a special honor for graduating doctoral students, who may invite their friends and family. Invitations to graduates will be mailed from the Office of Graduate Student Affairs.
Who performs the hooding? Each doctoral candidate is asked to invite a faculty member to assist the Dean of Graduate Academics in hooding. The faculty member may be the candidate's advisor or another faculty member of the candidate's choice. If a faculty member is not available, faculty members will be available to assist the Dean.
What occurs during the ceremony? During the ceremony, the Dean of Graduate Academics and the Provost will make brief remarks and then the Dean of each school call the names of each candidate and faculty member. They go to the stage where the hooding will take place.
When do I get my Cap and Gown? You may pick up your cap and gown in the Campus Store at designated dates and times, or you may pick up your cap and gown in the Lobby of the Edwin A. Stevens building starting at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Where can I purchase my Stevens custom PHD Regalia? Orders will be taken through the Campus bookstore starting February 13 and will close on April 5 at midnight. Information will be sent to all Doctoral Candidates with measurement and pricing information. Place your order through the campus store website https://collegegrad.herffjones.com