Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Information for Faculty

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RSVP and Attendance

An invitation and RSVP link will be sent to all UCLA Faculty in April for the June 13th (for the Class of 2024) doctoral hooding ceremony. Faculty can RSVP by completing the Doctoral Hooding faculty reply form.

Faculty will be seated on stage facing the audience behind the platform party.

NOTE:  Due to the high number of graduates and time constraints, pre-designated hooding marshals from the platform party will hood the candidates, rather than dissertation committee members.

Regalia

The Division of Graduate Education DOES NOT order academic regalia.

If you are planning to attend either ceremony, please complete the faculty regalia order form and email it to Jason Amorosi (jamorosi@asucla.ucla.edu).  Please write in the date of the ceremony you will be attending (June 13th Doctoral Hooding Ceremony).  Relevant deadlines for the form, depending on regalia type and ceremony, are below.

Non-UC regalia for the June 13th ceremony
April 5th
UC regalia for the June 13th ceremony
May 24th
Regalia deliveries for the June 13th ceremony will begin on:
June 3rd

If you are attending the June 13th ceremony, you can place regalia orders online via MyUCLA by May 24th. Regalia from other universities (not UCLA) must be ordered by April 5, 2024 for guaranteed delivery. After April 5, only UCLA regalia (blue and gold) will be available to order. Orders will be accepted through May 24, 2024. After this date, please contact Jason Amorosi at (310) 206-1442, or jamorosi@asucla.ucla.edu. Faculty deliveries will begin June 3, 2024.

You can return the regalia at Royce after the ceremony.

It will get very warm on stage, so please wear light clothing underneath your regalia.

“Day of Event” Timeline

Event staff will be on-site and available to provide information and assistance on the day of the ceremony.

1:30 p.m. Graduate and Faculty reception on the West Terrace of Royce
Hall.  Faculty will need to check in via Royce Hall’s Artists’
Entrance on the north side of the building.

2:00 p.m. Doors open in the auditorium for guest seating

2:40 p.m. Processional line-up begins

3:00 p.m. The official party leads the faculty processional on the stage
The graduate processional follows
Hooding ceremony

5:00 p.m. Post-ceremony reception on Royce Quad

Once the hooding ceremony commences, chairs, co-chairs and members of a dissertation committee should plan to stand when the candidate(s) crosses the stage to be hooded. This will be announced at the beginning of the ceremony.

NOTE: Due to the high number of graduates and time constraints, pre-designated faculty hooding marshals will hood the candidates rather than individual dissertation committee members.

Official Platform Party

If you are a member of academic leadership or have been designated as a hooding, reading or faculty processional marshal, you will receive separate, specific instructions from the Division of Graduate Education.