Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Information for Faculty

RSVP and Attendance

An invitation will be sent to all UCLA Faculty in mid-April 2016. Faculty can RSVP their planned attendance at the Doctoral Hooding ceremony here.

Faculty will be seated on stage.

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.

Special Guest Tickets

Faculty can request up to two (2) special Special Guest tickets during the RSVP process.  Guests of faculty will be seated in a reserved section on the orchestra level of the auditorium.  Guest tickets will be mailed to your campus address up through Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  Thereafter or by request if earlier, they will be held at the Graduate Division office (1237 Murphy Hall) for pick-up.


The Graduate Division DOES NOT order academic regalia.

In addition to placing regalia orders online via MyUCLA (preferred), regalia can also be ordered by completing the Graduation, Etc. order form and faxing it to x52794. Regalia from other universities (not UCLA) must have been ordered by April 14, 2017 for guaranteed delivery.  After April 14th, only UCLA regalia (blue and gold) will be available to order. Orders will be accepted up until commencement weekend. Faculty deliveries will begin June 5, 2017 and continue thru Commencement weekend, as later orders are received.

For any regalia concerns, please contact Jason Amorosi directly at 310.206.1442 or in person at Graduation, Etc. in Ackerman, A-level.

It has a tendency to get very warm on stage, so please wear lightweight 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

2:20 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 Graduate Division.