KU Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Participation
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, May 18, 2018
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Lied Center

Priority registration is Monday, March 11. All submissions must be received by Monday, March 18. Please note that tickets may only be picked up during the time periods noted below. Please keep a close eye on your email: we will provide more information about these key dates throughout the spring semester. 
  • March 11: Priority deadline to register to participate in Hooding
  • March 18: Final deadline to register to participate in Hooding
  • April 1-5: Initial On-Campus Ticket Pick-up Window (Base Tickets ONLY) 
  • April 1: Additional Ticket Requests begin

                        - Allocation on a first-come, first-served basis

                        - All additional tickets will be available for pickup during finals week or on the day of the event. 

  • April 15-22: Final Attendance Confirmation (Failure to confirm attendance will forfeit tickets) 
  • May 13-17 (Finals Week): Final On-Campus Ticket Pick-Up Window 
  • May 18, 2-5 p.m.: Last Chance to pick up tickets (located at the Lied Center) 
  • May 18, 7:30 p.m.: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

More information about the ceremony can be found on the Graduate Studies website.

You must coordinate with your faculty mentor(s) to confirm who will attend as your hooder. If you must change your faculty hooder after submitting this form, please contact graduate@ku.edu

Graduates and hooders are required to wear regalia in the doctoral hooding ceremony.

*Asterisk indicates a required field.

Registration Information

Each graduate and candidate will receive 4 tickets to the ceremony for friends and family (participants and faculty hooders do not need a ticket).
If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please indicate so below. Please note that it may take up to 14 days to accommodate a request. Graduate Studies will contact you about serving your needs.  

Military Status
Are you an honorably discharged veteran or active duty member of the US Armed Services?

Pronunciation Information

Your name will be read as you walk across the stage at the ceremony. Please help the person reading your name with potential pronunciation questions by including phonetic spelling.

Pronunciation Instructions:
Separate syllables with dashes


Damon Talbott

Phonetic pronunciation of first name: Day-mun
Phonetic pronunciation of last name: Tal-butt

If you submit the registration form after 5:00 p.m. CST but before 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, March 18, you will receive a confirmation email Tuesday, March 19. 
If you submit the registration form after 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 18, your registration will not be accepted.
Your registration has NOT YET been submitted.  To finish your registration, click the Submit button below. Once the submission is received, you will receive a confirmation email from Graduate Studies. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours, check your spam folder, then contact Graduate Studies.

If you have any questions about this registration form, or about the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.
Email: graduate@ku.edu Phone: 785-864-8080 TTY: 711