Faculty Information

All faculty members are invited to attend the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. Faculty who plan to hood one or more graduates should coordinate with their graduates for more information. Graduates indicate the name of their faculty hooder on the ceremony registration form, which allows the event organizer to send information and notifications to those faculty members. All listed hooders and co-hooders will receive one email for each of the graduates they will hood.

Regalia is required for participation in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. Please see the Regalia section for more information about rental and purchase options. 

Arrival at the Event

Please arrive in your academic regalia no later than 7 p.m. the day of the event. Enter the Lied Center through the West doors (closest to the Dole Institute of Politics).

Hooding Faculty

Faculty members who will hood doctoral candidates are requested to meet their students in the area designated for their school or The College. Signs will direct faculty and students to the appropriate location. Please stand with the candidate(s) you will be hooding. The procession will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. If you haven't served before as a faculty hooder or need a refresher, see the video below for a helpful demonstration of how to hood a student.

Non-hooding Faculty

Faculty members who are not hooding doctoral candidates are encouraged to attend this special event to support students they have taught and mentored, and celebrate those students' achievement.

Please contact doctoral-hooding@ku.edu if you plan to attend, so event staff can properly plan for seating and other logistics.

Event staff will be on hand before the ceremony to show you where to line up for the procession and where seats have been reserved for members of the graduate faculty. Non-hooding faculty will proceed into the arena following the candidates and their hooders, taking seats directly behind the candidates and hooders in the reserved seating area.

Hooding "How To"

If you haven't participated as a faculty hooder or need a refresher, watch this video demonstration of hooding.