Because seating in McKnight Hall is limited, tickets will be required of all guests. The candidate and the hooding faculty member do not need tickets. Any guests who do not have tickets are welcome to view the ceremony from the remote viewing room on the first floor of the Cone University Center.
A reception, open to all guests, will follow in the Lucas Room.
All doctoral candidates will receive an email with RSVP instructions.
All those participating in the Hooding Ceremony must attend a mandatory rehearsal on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 4:00 in McKnight Hall. Tickets for the Hooding Ceremony will be distributed during rehearsal.
All participants in the Hooding Ceremony will need regalia. The cost for basic regalia is covered by your student fees. Basic regalia can be picked up at the Popp Martin Student Union Barnes & Noble Bookstore, at no cost to the candidate, beginning with the first day of the Commencement Fair on November 6. The deadline to pick up regalia is Monday, December 2. Doctoral candidates may order custom regalia by contacting the Popp Martin Student Union Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Linda Burke, at 7-7072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Custom regalia orders need to be placed on or before Friday, November 8.