Graduate Students - PhD and Master
PhD Hooding Ceremony - Saturday, May 24
PhD degree candidates are invited to attend the PhD Hooding Ceremony and reception in Barton Hall on Saturday, May 24.
Visit the PhD Hooding Ceremony information page for event details and a link to RSVP.
Commencement Ceremony - Sunday, May 25
All graduate degree candidates, PhD and Master, are expected to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony. Candidates will gather on the Arts Quad by 9:15am wearing cap, tassel, gown and hood, to line up for the procession to Schoellkopf Stadium.
Following the University Commencement Ceremony at Schoellkopf Stadium, field receptions are held for graduates and their families at various locations.
Who May Participate
August 2013, January 2014, and May 2014 degree recipients may attend. Review deadlines posted on the Graduate School website.
- Walking Early:
Graduate students wishing to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony but are not academically eligible, may do so. You will need to obtain a commencement packet (see below), order your cap & gown (see below), and let your field know that you would like to participate in the field reception.
Cap and Gown
Appropriate academic regalia must be worn by degree candidates.
- August & January graduates' names are automatically included in each year's Commencement Program.
- May candidates should review instructions for getting your name listed in the Commencement Program.
Diplomas are mailed, not distributed on Commencement Weekend.