Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony
The 2018 Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12. Tickets are required and must be requested only by Ph.D. recipients. Notification about ticket requests go out in late February.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
5:30 p.m. (reception will immediately follow ceremony)
Durham Convention Center
301 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701
The Graduate School has developed a mobile app to keep our graduating students and their guests up to date about the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony. The app provides information about tickets, regalia, deadlines, and parking.
Download the app:
Master’s Degree Recipients
Please check with your department to see if they are hosting a graduation ceremony. All master’s degree students must complete the Commencement Information Form.
Official Ph.D. diplomas will be distributed during the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony.
Ph.D. students not attending the hooding ceremony, as well as master's students whose departments do not distribute master's diplomas during commencement weekend, may pick up their diplomas from The Graduate School the week after commencement between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You must show your student ID before The Graduate School can release your diploma.
University Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Wallace Wade Stadium (rain or shine)
Other Commencement Activities
- Graduation Gift Distribution: May 10, 1:30-5:30 p.m.; May 11, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Penn Pavilion
- Forever Duke Party for New Graduates (and families and guests): May 12, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Small Circuit Drive Parking Lot
Cap, Gown, and Hood
Please direct all questions to University Stores, which handles all order for academic regalia.