Graduate School

Statement Regarding POSTPONING May 2020

Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony and

University Commencement

The health and safety of our students, their families, and our community are of utmost concern. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the guidance from the CDC regarding social distancing and large events and mass gatherings, the University of Louisville will postpone the Spring 2020 Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony and University Commencement ceremonies until December 2020.

Let us be clear, the date for spring degree conferral remains May 9, 2020, and students approved to graduate this spring will be awarded the degrees and certificates they have earned.  Student Commencement Awards for Spring 2020 will still be awarded, and the award winners will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the December event. 

For those students who have ordered their caps and gowns, Jostens will cancel these orders and the credit card used to pay for the order will be automatically refunded. We know that this is disappointing for our students who have worked to complete their degrees, as well as for their families. Please know that we are proud of you and look forward to celebrating your accomplishment when it is safe to do so.  Once we have finalized the details regarding the December 2020 Doctoral Hooding and Commencement Ceremony and the University Commencement, the commencement website and this web-site will be updated, and you will be notified. We look forward to celebrating your academic accomplishments during the December 2020 Commencement ceremonies.