Five doctoral students in a line facing the camera

2024 Doctoral Ceremony

May 11, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center
Registration information is below.

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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 Lawrence campus event celebrates graduating doctoral candidates come from the schools of Architecture and Design, Business, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Journalism and Mass Communications, Music, Social Welfare and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Registration for the 2024 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony has now closed!

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Hooding Process & Instructions

Ceremony participants and faculty hooders: Be ready for the big moment! Watch this video demonstration of the hooding ceremony and instructions.