The University of Illinois System has announced commencement ceremonies will not take place as scheduled in May. More information will be posted as soon as it is available.
The ceremonial hooding of doctoral degree recipients recognizes their academic achievements and welcomes them into the community of scholars. During the ceremony, the hood with designs that indicate the degree and institution is placed over the student’s head, often by their faculty mentor or another mentor with a doctoral degree.
Watch the December 2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony