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Ph.D. Hooding Reception

December 17, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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The Graduate School will hold a private hooding reception for Ph.D. candidates immediately following the December 17 Recognition ceremony. Candidates are invited to attend this ceremonial hooding, in which a faculty member places the hood over the shoulders of the graduate to signify their success in completing their graduate program. 

At 12 noon, Dean Boor will perform the hooding of our new graduates. Alternatively, graduates may invite their advisors or committee members to attend and perform the hooding.

In the days following the event, the Graduate School will email a link to the photographs to all individuals who RSVP’d to this special event.

Ph.D. candidates should wear their appropriate cap, gown, and hood. Faculty members may wear their regalia, but it is not required.

Students who register to attend the University December Recognition Ceremony will be sent an invitation to this special event and will need to enter a separate RSVP to attend.

Light refreshments will be served. Graduates are welcome to bring up to six guests to this reception.

Please contact the Graduate School with any questions about this event: gradschool@cornell.edu.


December 17, 2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Graduate School