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Spring 2020 Doctoral candidates are invited to participate in the Summer Doctoral Ceremony on Friday, August 7 at 2 p.m.

The University Doctoral Ceremony recognizes Doctoral candidates from all colleges.

All doctoral degrees will be conferred at this except PharmD's, MD's and DVM's.

All participants are individually recognized while being hooded on stage.

Please be mindful that the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 may cause a postponement of summer commencement to December. We urge our graduates and guests to plan accordingly, building as much flexibility as possible into your travel arrangements - for example, by making travel and lodging reservations that can be changed or cancelled without financial penalty.

Spring 2020 University Doctoral Ceremony Participants will now participate in the Summer 2020 University Doctoral Ceremony
  • Date & Time: Friday, August 7, 2pm-4pm, student processional at 1:30pm
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center
  • Student Assembly: Graduate check-in at 12:30pm, Gate 4 
  • Doors Open: Guests may enter the building beginning at 12:30pm through Gates 1 and 3. 
  • Tickets: Not Required.
  • Regalia: Required.
  • Contact: Steph McBride,
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