Commencement

    2020 Graduation Booklet

     

    Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

    We are happy to announce information regarding our Spring 2022 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

    Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony for May 2022 will occur on Friday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m., at the Student Activities Building Ballroom.

    Safety protocols and ceremony details will be based strictly on all UofL, state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions.  

    Important Information and Reminders

    Ceremony Information

    • Students and faculty mentors should arrive in SAC Multi-purpose room no later than 1:15 PM.
    • Students, please ensure you bring your apparel, including your hood to the ceremony.  There will be staff in the Ballroom to ensure you are in the appropriate seat.  
    • We anticipate the ceremony will last 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. 
    Parking
    • 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 $3.00.

       

    Safety protocols:

    • Masks are optional
    • Crossing the stage: Graduates will cross the stage and be hooded by their faculty mentor(s) and pose for a photo with their faculty mentor(s), the President, Provost, Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Unit Dean. There will be no physical contact, like handshakes, but students will be encouraged to wave and/or “raise their Ls.”

    • Safety protocols and ceremony details will be based strictly on all UofL, state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions.

    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: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1069462/University-of-Louisville/

    The deadline is April 5th to guarantee delivery in time for the ceremony. All orders placed will be shipped to the address you indicate on your order. 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.”

    Ordering Doctoral Hooding Ceremony booklet

    May 2022 Doctoral Hooding booklet

    Information to purchase booklet here

    Please note these events are subject to the changing nature of COVID-19 restrictions and possible weather disruptions or postponements.   

    Livestream

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUJOhNXYFGHDSJNTMdV95kQ/live

    Questions? Contact Courtney Kerr at clkerr01@louisville.edu or Reilly Brown at