2020 Graduation Booklet


    Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

    We are happy to announce information regarding our Spring 2024 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

    Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony for May 2024 will occur on Friday, May 10th at 2:00 p.m., at the Student Activities Building Ballroom.

    RSVP April 28, 2024:  Graduates who intend to participate in Doctoral Hooding and Graduation ceremony must RSVP for the ceremony. Please complete the RSVP form.

    Important Information and Reminders

    Ceremony Information

    • Students and faculty mentors should arrive in SAC Multi-purpose room no later than 1:15 PM. There will be staff in the Ballroom to ensure you are in the appropriate seat. To see an example of the ceremony procession, please watch this video.
    • Students, please ensure you bring your apparel, including your hood to the ceremony.  To learn more about the hooding process as well as how to best wear your academic regalia, please watch this video.
    • We anticipate the ceremony will last 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. 

    Parking is available in the Main Parking Garage (Floyd Street Parking Garage, which is located on 2126 S. Floyd Street), access off Floyd St. at traffic light, across from the park. There will be a sign that states “Event Parking” and a parking attendant who will accept CASH ONLY.   The cost to park will be $5.00.

    Guests and Accommodations: 

    Graduates may invite an unlimited number of guests. If you or your guests need special accommodations, please be sure to provide that information as soon as possible, so we can ensure that we have the appropriate accommodation.

    Ordering commencement regalia

    Graduates who attend the ceremony are required to wear the custom University of Louisville academic regalia (cap and gown) sold by Jostens. UofL stoles and other items may also be ordered.

    Order here:

    All orders will ship to the address indicated on your order as soon as it is produced. Purchasing all items in one transaction is advised to avoid multiple shipping fees. Please contact the faculty member(s) who will hood you and ensure they are able to attend the ceremony and that they have apparel.  If they do not own their apparel, they will need to use the same link to order rental apparel. 

    When submitting your cap and gown order, you will select “Doctorate Tam (One Size), Gown, Hood, Tassel with School Custom Charm.”


    Questions? Contact Courtney Kerr at