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Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 11:30 am

At MIT, advanced degree candidates receive their Doctoral hoods in a separate ceremony held the day before Commencement. 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!

Candidates: please download and read the instructions on reporting for the Investiture of Doctoral Hoods.

Guest speaker

For the first time, MIT welcomed a guest speaker at the Investiture of Doctoral Hoods: astronaut and alumnus Mike Massimino SM '88 PhD '92 addressed the 2015 candidates at the June 4 ceremony. Read the announcement at MIT News.

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