Five doctoral students in a line facing the camera

2023 Doctoral Ceremony

We are in the process of planning for our 2023 Doctoral Ceremony and will update this website as plans are finalized.

About the Ceremony

The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony celebrates the hundreds of graduate students every year who complete a doctoral degree. In order to graduate, all of these students made substantive and original contributions that advanced the state of knowledge in their academic fields. These students have mastered the cutting edge of research and pushed past it, marshaling evidence to create new knowledge. This year's graduating doctoral candidates come from the professional schools, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Save the Date

2023 doctoral candidates are eligible to participate in the in-person ceremony on May 13, 2023.