Congratulations, Graduate! 

The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony recognizes graduates who have achieved the highest level of academic accomplishment at the University of Kansas. In order to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's ceremony will be held virtually. It will consist of a pre-recorded virtual ceremony celebrating all doctoral students who graduated in summer or fall 2020 or will graduate in spring or summer 2021. The video will be released on Saturday 15 May 2021.

In order to be recognized in the Virtual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, doctoral students must register to participate. Registration is required for inclusion in the pre-recorded virtual ceremony.

In order to register, students must fill out the registration form no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT on Sunday 4 April 2021. No exceptions will be granted.

Register for Virtual Hooding


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