PhD Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, May 7, 2022
Commencement weekend at Duke Chapel
9:00 am
PhD Hooding Ceremony

The Graduate School will hold two hooding ceremonies at Duke Chapel on Saturday, May 7, 2022, for 2021-2022 Ph.D. graduates:

  • 9:00-10:30 a.m.: Graduates in the humanities and social sciences
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m.: Graduates in the biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and engineering

The hooding ceremony is similar to a graduation in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire. During the ceremony, the name of each graduate is called, and the graduate goes on stage with his or her faculty adviser(s). The adviser places the doctoral hood over the head of the graduate, signifying his or her success in completing the graduate program, and the dean of The Graduate School then congratulates the graduate.

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