Doctor's Hooding Ceremony-Commencement Weekend - Carnegie Mellon University

Hooding Ceremony Details

Saturday, May 16

8 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, first floor, Cohon University Center

Robing and procession line up begins at 7 p.m. in Rangos Hall, second floor, Cohon University Center

Doctor’s candidates will be individually recognized and hooded. Hoods should be worn at the main commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

  • The ceremony will last approximately 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Caps and gowns are required for graduates.
  • Tickets are NOT required, however seating in Wiegand Gym is limited and is first come, first served.

All degrees will be conferred at commencement and diplomas will be distributed at department or college diploma ceremonies.


  • Guests are encouraged to remain in their seats and enjoy the ceremony.
  • A professional photographer will photograph candidates as they approach the stage to be hooded.
  • Candidates will receive a free digital proof of this photo within 5-7 days of the ceremony.
  • Pre-register your email address and receive $5 off orders of $25 or more.
  • To order prints, visit GradImages or call 800-261-2576.
  • Questions?  Email