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Doctoral Hooding Event Details

Empty stage at Foellinger Great Hall

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Krannert Center for Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall

The Ceremony

This ceremony offers doctoral degree recipients, along with faculty mentors, a special opportunity to celebrate their achievement in a university-wide setting. The ceremony will include comments from campus leaders, and deans from each college and school will be present to congratulate students on their achievements. The focus of the ceremony is the formal "hooding" of doctoral degree recipients, often by faculty advisers.


Doctoral students (PhD, EdD, JSD, DMA and AudD) are eligible to participate in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony if they will finish the degree requirements for December 2022 or graduated in August 2022. Participants must have deposited their dissertations in the Graduate College Thesis Office by the December doctoral deposit deadline in order to participate in the ceremony.


If you have any questions about your registration, email us at


Academic attire is required for participation in the ceremony. Regalia can be ordered online through Herff Jones at

Rental regalia can be ordered at an early discounted rate until 10:59 pm on November 9. After November 9, students may order rental regalia at the regular rate until 10:59 pm on November 21. Students may also purchase academic regalia (not required). All regalia ordered online will be mailed to the address provided during the ordering process.

Faculty who are designated as a hooder will be emailed information about the ceremony including how to confirm their participation and order their rental regalia.


Guest tickets will be available for pick-ip from the Graduate College, located at 507 E. Green St., approximately 1 week before the ceremony. Registered graduates will receive an email with further instructions for picking up tickets later in the semester. The person picking up tickets will need to show their registration confirmation email.


If you, your hooder, or any of your guest requires accommodations during the ceremony, such as accessible seating, please specify those needs when registering. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.


Most university lots, including the garages located beneath the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, do not require permits on Saturdays. However, please note that some spaces may be labeled as reserved 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and these spaces require a permit at all times.

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Current COVID-19 guidelines for University events can be found on the university's COVID-19 Event Guidance website. The event will be livestreamed for individuals who are unable to attend in person.