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SIGS Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

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The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies

Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony  

will be held on  

Thursday, December 18, 2014 

at 3:00 p.m.  

KFC Yum! Center 

Reception immediately following

The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies is pleased to hold the Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony. This is a very special ceremony held to recognize those students in receipt of an Au.D. (Doctor of Audiology), Ed.D. (Doctor of Education), or Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy).  Each candidate is announced individually, processes on-stage and is joined by their faculty mentor(s). President Ramsey, Provost Willihnganz, Dean Boehm and the Unit Dean join the candidate and their mentor(s) at center stage for the formal vesting ceremony. President Ramsey confers all doctoral degrees and diplomas are presented during the ceremony.


To be eligible to participate in the Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony, one must have had their doctoral degree awarded prior to December 2014 or must complete all requirements to receive their degree in December 2014. A student’s eligibility to participate will be determined by the office of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.

Doctoral candidates and their faculty mentors must order academic apparel by October 31, 2014. Faculty mentor rental apparel will be paid by the university. Student apparel is custom rental and must be paid by the student at the time of ordering. Apparel must be ordered from the left menu under Caps and Gowns. By contract, only approved University of Louisville custom apparel, available from Herff Jones, is permitted for participation in the Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony.  You may not use apparel purchased from another vendor and you will be required to rent or buy from Herff Jones. If you are interested in purchasing custom apparel, please select  Faculty Apparel Purchase in the left menu. Purchased custom apparel must be ordered no later than October 1st to arrive before the ceremony.

It is important for all doctoral candidates to discuss participation in the ceremony with their faculty mentors.  Should the mentor be unable to participate in the ceremony, the doctoral candidate should select another member of the dissertation committee to participate in the ceremony.

The candidate must send an e-mail to both Courtney Kerr  (502) 852-6497 and Cara McHugh (502)852-6498  with the following information: 

  1. The name of the committee member who will participate in the ceremony if the mentor is unable to attend
  2. The candidate's current e-mail address
  3. The candidate's current U.S. mailing address. 

Please contact Courtney Kerr with questions related to the Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony.



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