Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony
We are happy to announce our return to an in-person, indoor Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony for Fall 2021!
Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony for the August and December 2021 will occur on Friday, December 17 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
- We anticipate the ceremony will last 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours.
- 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.
The deadline is October 31 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.”
Please note these events are subject to the changing nature of COVID-19 restrictions and possible weather disruptions or postponements.