Faculty Information

School of Public Health faculty members are encouraged to attend graduation. It is a joyous event and a culmination of our students' educational experience here. It means a great deal for students to see you at graduation. Please complete the registration form below to confirm your intent to attend by Friday, April 1. If you require academic attire please indicate that on the registration form, and note that the deadline to order is also Friday, April 1.
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Doctoral Hooding

If you are a dissertation advisor for a doctoral student who will be graduating, we need you to participate in the hooding of your candidate. Your attendance is vitally important. Our on-stage doctoral hooding is an annual tradition and is a beautiful part of the ceremony.

For the benefit of your students, we will hold a hooding rehearsal the day of graduation at 12:30pm. We want to practice these steps to ensure the hooding is completed with grace and precision.

Faculty Timeline

12:30 p.m. Faculty members who are hooding a student arrive for overview of hooding process.
1:15 p.m. All non-hooding faculty members arrive, proceed to the robing area at The Coliseum, and put on academic attire.
1:30 p.m. Faculty members begin lining up to process to the stage.
2:00 p.m. Graduation begins promptly with the procession of faculty.
4:00 p.m. Ceremony ends and reception begins. Although we are not able to predict the exact end time of the ceremony, 4:00 p.m. should be a reasonable approximation. Most guests typically leave the outdoor reception after an hour.

Non-Essential Items

We ask that you do not bring valuables to the event. Faculty members will be able to leave coats and small incidentals in the robing area during the ceremony, but please be aware that this room is not locked. You will not be able to carry non-essential items with you to the stage, so please do not bring them to the ceremony.


All faculty members, graduates, family, and their friends are invited to attend the School of Public Health reception immediately following the ceremony.


Our event photographer will roam briefly through the faculty robing room during robing. If there are special photos you'd like to take with other faculty, the dean, or the speaker, please speak up!