Spring 2019 Doctoral Hooding

With friends, family members and mentors looking on, the University of Delaware will celebrate its newest doctoral degree candidates during the doctoral hooding ceremony to be held Friday, May 31, 7:30 a.m., in the North Tent on The Green. More information about our convocation ceremony honoring this year’s recipients is below.

Mary Martin
Associate Vice Provost for
Graduate & Professional Education

The Wearing of the Hood

We are honored to congratulate you on the accomplishment of earning the doctoral degree. We believe that the meaning of the wearing of the hood recognizes your accomplishments and will linger in your memory as you step off into the future. We invite you to watch Mary Martin, associate vice provost for graduate and professional education, as she shares this wonderful tradition in the short video at left.

Watch the Doctoral Hooding

The Doctoral Hooding Convocation will be available on UDLIVE and Youtube for those who couldn’t be with us but still would like to share this very special day with your family and friends.

 

Our Doctoral Candidates
Special Messages

CONVOCATION TIMELINE

Arrival Time

It is recommended that doctoral candidates and faculty advisors arrive no later than 6:45 a.m. on The Green in regalia. Guests must be seated by 7:30 a.m. Reception following the ceremony will be held in the Gore Hall – Rotunda until 11:00 a.m.

 

Ceremony Location

Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Location: North Tent

All guests must be seated before the event starts. Suggested time is by 7:15 a.m.

Reception Location

Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Gore Hall – Rotunda

Reception following Ceremony will be taking place at Gore Hall – Rotunda until 11:00 a.m.

CONVOCATION LOCATION

Location

Convocation will be held in front of Gore Hall on The Green in the North Tent. Please see map below.

Reception

Following the ceremony, a reception will be held in Gore Hall- Rotunda until 11 a.m. Please see map below.

Parking

Parking during business hours will be very restricted. Guests attending the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony convocations are strongly encouraged to take the STAR Parking Shuttle. More parking information can be found on the Official UD Commencement web site. Explore the map below to locate available parking. The University is open for normal business, as well as convocations, on Friday, May 31, 2019. General parking lots are available to everyone and have a LIMITED NUMBER of designated handicapped spaces. Handicapped parking lots are available only to those with handicapped or disabled veteran plates, placards, decals or hang tags.

Parking Garages: If you park in Trabant garage(17C) before 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019, you will have to take a ticket when you enter, but you will not be charged upon exiting. If you enter the parking garage at or after 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019, you will not need a ticket.

Please be sure to exit the Trabant garage before 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019. If you don’t, you will not be able to exit because you will not have a ticket. If you find that you are unable to exit a parking garage because you don’t have a ticket, please follow the instructions located on the sign posted at the parking garage exit.

LOCATION & PARKING MAP

Graduate and Professional Education

Graduate and Professional Education is located in Hullihen Hall, the UD’s main administrative building. It is part of UD’s main campus and is in Newark (“New Ark”), which offers the charm of a small college town, with easy access to major metropolitan areas. UD also has campuses in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown, and Lewes, Del.

DOCTORAL HOODING: North Tent on the Green

Spring 2018 Doctoral Hooding
Convocation Will be Held in the North Tent on The Green
Friday, May 31, 2019
7:30 am to 9:30 am

Spring 2019 Doctoral Hooding Convocation Will be Held in the North Tent on The Green, Friday, May 31st 7:30 am to 9:30 am Doctoral candidates and faculty advisor are recommended to arrive at 6:45 A.M. on The Green in Regalia. Guests must be seated by 7:30 A.M. Reception following Ceremony will be taking place at Gore Hall – Rotunda until 11:00 A.M.

  • Reception following Ceremony will be taking place at Gore Hall – Rotunda until 11:00 A.M.
  • There is a VERY LIMITED amount of handicapped parking available. You are strongly encouraged to use the parking shuttle.

RECEPTION: Gore Hall, Rotunda

Reception following Ceremony will be taking place at Gore Hall – Rotunda until 11:00 A.M.

PARKING: Roselle Center for the Arts

Roselle Center for the Arts Parking

PARKING: Center for the Arts Parking Garage

Center for the Arts Parking Garage Newark, DE 19711

HANDICAPPED PARKING: Lot 26

Lot 26 – Alison Hall Handicap Parking

PARKING: Trabant University Center Garage Lot 17C

Trabant University Center Garage, Newark, DE 19711

PARKING: Perkins Student Center

HANDICAPPED PARKING: Lot 35

Handicapped parking is very limited. Please use the handicapped parking only if you really need it. You must have a handicapped or disabled veteran plate, placard, decal, or hang tag to use handicapped parking.

HANDICAPPED PARKING: Lot 24

Handicapped parking is very limited. Please use the handicapped parking only if you really need it. You must have a handicapped or disabled veteran plate, placard, decal, or hang tag to use handicapped parking.

The handicapped drop off location in Lot 24 is for drop off ONLY. There is NO PARKING in Lot 24. Golf cart shuttles will be available at the handicapped drop off location for individuals with difficulty walking.

PARKING: Star Campus

Star Campus Parking

CHECK IN

Student and Faculty Check In

DOCTORAL REGALIA

To participate in the Hooding Ceremony, doctoral students must wear the approved academic regalia for doctoral students. It is critical for you to order your regalia at this time, click here to order.

The rental price is $155 for Gown, Hood, Tam and Tassel.

Monday – Friday 9 am-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-7 pm, and Sunday Noon-6 pm. If you are not local, please call us starting on Monday, April 22, 2019. Monday – Friday only at 302-831-2637 (ask for Commencement, Ph.D. rental) to secure a gown.

NOTE: We do NOT ship rental gowns. They will be available for pickup from April 17, 2019, to the day before the ceremony at the Barnes and Noble UD Bookstore (we close at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019). Any gowns that have not been picked up will be available on Friday, May 31, 2019, one hour before the ceremony, at the ceremony location.

Faculty member rental orders are due by April 19, 2019. To place an order please call 302-831-2424 or email bksudel@bncollege.com. Faculty orders that are placed by the due date of April 19, 2019 will be ready for pickup beginning May 13, 2019.

If you want to purchase custom regalia, email bksudel@bncollege.com to arrange an appointment or to place the order. Please include both your phone and email address. The absolute final deadline to order custom regalia for purchase (not rental) is April 19, 2019. The purchase price of custom UD regalia is $950.

Questions regarding regalia should be sent to bksudel@bncollege.com.

About the Ceremony

The Office of the Vice President and University Secretary is responsible for the University’s Commencement and Convocation ceremonies. Should you have questions that have not been answered, please contact us directly at 302‑831‑GRAD (4723) or e–mail at commencement@udel.edu.

If you have questions about eligibility to graduate, please contact the appropriate academic office.

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