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Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, June 6, 2019
10 am
Johnson Athletics Center

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.

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

Guest speakers and event coverage


Candis Callison SM ’02 PhD ’10, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia Vancouver
Coverage at MIT News


Lisa Su ’90 SM ’91 PhD ’94, President and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices
Coverage at MIT News


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala MCP ’78 PhD ’81, Former Minister of Finance, Nigeria
Coverage at MIT News


Mike Massimino SM ’88 PhD ’92, Astronaut and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
Announcement at MIT News


Hooding bow