Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony
We are happy to announce information regarding our Fall 2023 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony for December 2023 will occur on Friday, December 15th at 2:00 p.m., at the Student Activities Building Ballroom.
RSVP December 1, 2023: 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
- 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org