Candidates receiving the PhD degree who attend the graduation exercise will be hooded by Dr. Karen J. L. Burg, Interim Dean, Graduate School. A dissertation committee
member for each candidate will march in and be seated with him/her as well as assist in the hooding.
As explained in the enclosed letter, all candidates will pick up their name cards according to the times that are relevant to their graduation ceremony.
When you pick up your name card, turn in your hood at the same place. Your name will be placed on your hood, and it will be returned to you on stage at the
time you receive your diploma.
The procedure will be as follows: (see diagram below)
1. Ms. Lusk or Dr. Cohen will read out your name as you and your dissertation committee member step up to the ramp at stage right. (Your dissertation committee member will be given
your hood at this point to carry up the ramp to Dr. Burg.)
2. Dr. Burg, assisted by your dissertation committee member, will place the doctoral hood
on you. She will be standing on the lower stage just to the right of stage center
3. President Clements
will shake hands with you. He will be standing on the lower stage just to the
left of stage center
4. You and your dissertation committee member will exit to stage left and
return to your seats.