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Hooding Ceremony

11 am, Thursday, June 2

At MIT, advanced degree candidates receive their Doctoral hoods in a separate ceremony held the day before Commencement. It is MIT's honor to welcome Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala MCP ’78 PhD ’81, former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, as the guest speaker at the 2016 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods. Read the complete story at MIT News.

Family, friends, and mentors of PhD and ScD candidates are well aware of the long journey to earning a Doctoral degree: the Investiture of Doctoral Hoods is a very happy occasion for all!

For more information, please click either Doctoral Candidates or Hooding Guests.

Reporting on June 2

Doctoral candidates, please download and read this PDF of instructions regarding reporting for the Hooding Ceremony.