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Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, held on the Friday before Commencement, celebrates and honors the University's doctoral candidates with the conferral of the doctoral hood; which is then worn with academic regalia at the Graduate Commencement.  

Candidates are hooded in the following programs:  Doctor of Education and Counselor Education and Supervision (Ed.D.), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).

Immediately following the ceremony, candidates and their guests are invited to a reception in the Atrium.

Ceremony Information

  • 4:15 Doors open for Guest Arrival
  • 4:15 Candidates Line Up, Rec Gym, Lower Level
  • 5:00 Ceremony 
  • Reception immediately follows

Regalia

  • Doctoral degree recipients are responsible for providing their own hoods, caps and gowns.  Regalia will be available for rent.  Online ordering will open March 15th and end April 3rd.  
  • Regalia Pick Up:  Rented doctoral regalia will be available for pick up at 4040 Fairfax, 2nd Floor Physical Therapy Dept. Lobby on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. 

Grad Week Events and Important Dates
 

Friday, May 19th 2017

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
5:00 pm
Rose Benté Lee Center
Verizon Gym

 

Saturday, May 20th 2017

Commencement Mass
9:00 am

Rose Benté Lee Center
Verizon Gym


Recognition Day Awards Ceremony
10:30 am

Rose Benté Lee Center
Verizon Gym


President's Reception
Immediately following Awards Ceremony
Gerard Phelan Dining Hall

Graduate Commencement
3:00 pm
DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C.


Sunday, May 21st 2017

Sunday Mass
9:00am
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel

Nursing Pinning Ceremony
10:15 am

Rose Benté Lee Center
Verizon Gym


Pinning Reception
11:30 am

Main House & Patio


Undergraduate Commencement
3:00 pm
DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C.


 

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