Office of the Dean

Briefing: 2017 Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony - Planning Information

March 31, 2017

Dear Graduate Faculty,


If you are the primary advisor of a student who recently graduated (September or December 2016) or will be graduating in May 2017, your student may ask you to participate in the 2017 Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony.


Event Details


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony hosted by The Graduate School
Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan Street, Durham. N.C. 27701


Ceremony will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. (one ceremony for all Ph.D. graduates with a reception immediately following)


In late April, a more detailed e-mail will be sent to participating faculty identified by graduating students on their Ph.D. Commencement Information Form.


Academic Regalia


If you are asked to participate and need to order complimentary faculty apparel (managed by Duke University Stores), you may do so here:


Faculty Apparel Order Form

Deadline to order academic regalia is Monday, March 20, 2017.

Please note that the link is for participation in Sunday’s Commencement Ceremony AND to order faculty regalia for ALL commencement weekend events.


Mobile App - Duke Ph.D Hooding


The Graduate School has developed an iOS/Android app to provide additional information for students, faculty, and guests before, during and after commencement weekend. As we celebrate the remarkable achievements of our Ph.D. students, you can use the mobile app to access:


- PhD Hooding Ceremony procedures and seating charts
- Ticket information
- Important announcements and reminders
- Commencement weekend events
- Parking maps and directions
- Social activity and photos
- Academic regalia details
- Event program
- Contact information
- And more
We welcome you to download and share with anyone who might be interested.
Download: iOS | Android (you can also search for Duke PhD Hooding in iTunes or Play Store)


For additional information on Commencement, please click here.
For specific information on the Hooding Ceremony, click here.