Carnegie Mellon University


May 13-15, 2022

Doctor's Hooding Ceremony

Please note this important update about the Doctor’s Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, May 14th.

We sincerely regret that due to the severe weather forecast for Saturday afternoon, we have made arrangements for all doctoral graduates to be hooded at their respective college, school or department diploma ceremonies. These ceremonies, which are indoors, start on Friday and run throughout the weekend. Unfortunately, this means we will no longer be hosting the Doctor’s Hooding Ceremony that had been planned for Saturday afternoon in Gesling Stadium. 

It was necessary to make this decision early because some academic programs begin hosting diploma ceremonies starting Friday morning. We know how meaningful the hooding is, and we are making this decision now so that all diploma ceremonies will be able to acknowledge your accomplishments.

Doctoral graduates who already registered to attend their diploma ceremony do not need to make any new arrangements with their departments. If you did not register to attend your diploma ceremony but would like to, contact the staff member from your academic program listed on the diploma ceremony schedule.

Please know this decision was not undertaken lightly, as we understand the importance of this milestone. Although we regret this disappointment, we look forward to celebrating you throughout the weekend.