2020 Graduation Booklet


    Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

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

    Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony for December 2022 will occur on Friday, December 16th at 2:00 p.m., at the Student Activities Building Ballroom.

    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. 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 $3.00.

    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.

    Safety protocols:

    Safety protocols can be found here


    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. To guarantee delivery in time for the ceremony, you must order before the November 10th deadline.  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

    December 2022 Doctoral Hooding booklet

    Information to purchase booklet here



    Questions? Contact Courtney Kerr at