Graduate School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony


Day:Thursday, May 14, 2015
Location:Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
Time:Graduates and Mentors should line up in SMC Campus Center Room 349 at 3:15 pm, dressed in regalia. The Ceremony will take place from 4:00 - 7:00 pm followed by a reception.
Tickets:Confirm your attendance and reserve your guest tickets (up to four per graduate) here before April 18, 2015.
Regalia:Academic Regalia must be worn at both the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and Commencement.  The cap and gown can be purchased at the University Store (6-7788) located on the first floor of the SMC Campus Center. PhD regalia is a black cap with gold tassel and a black gown with blue panels and chevrons. Doctoral hoods will be provided by the Graduate School at the Ceremony.   If you attend Commencement but not the Hooding Ceremony, your hood will be given to you before the Commencement procession.  Hoods will be mailed to students not attending the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony or Commencement.  The last day to order regalia is April 12, 2015.
Photographer:An official photographer will take pictures of the graduate with his/her mentor(s).
Mentor Instructions:Hooding Ceremony FAQ for mentors

Diplomas will be presented at UMB's Commencement, scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the First Mariner Arena.  See the Commencement Web site for additional information. No tickets required.

During the month of March, students will receive the bill for their diploma and graduation fee. Students should contact Student Accounting (6-2930) with any questions. Diplomas will not be released to students with outstanding balances.

Confidentiality Flag and Graduation
If you have placed a confidentiality flag on your student account, your name will not appear in any Graduation materials including the Commencement Program, Doctoral Hooding Program, List of Award Recipients, etc.  To remove your Confidentiality Flag before graduation, log-in to your SURFS account and make changes by April 26, 2015.