Graduates receiving doctoral degrees (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) need to select and notify the University of Illinois faculty member who will hood them at the College of Education’s Convocation Ceremony at Huff Hall. This person may be your advisor, director of dissertation research, or another faculty member. The person serving as the hooder must have an earned doctorate degree and wear the appropriate academic regalia. The Dean of the College of Education will hood those who do not designate a hooder.

At the system-wide Commencement ceremony, doctoral candidates are not hooded. The Graduate College holds a separate doctoral hooding ceremony.   

Master candidates will wear their hoods and will not be hooded at either ceremony.