The 2016 Graduate School Hooding Ceremony will be held at 4:30 PM on Monday, May 30th on Cannon Green behind Nassau Hall. President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Dean Kulkarni will be presiding. The ceremony is for all advanced degree (Ph.D. and final master's) candidates and their guests. The Hooding Ceremony is a nonticketed event, and degree recipients may bring as many guests as they like to Cannon Green. Air-conditioned simulcast seating will be available at Richardson Auditorium. The program lasts for approximately two hours.
Doctoral candidates will have the option to invite a Princeton faculty member to participate in hooding on their behalf. The University chief marshal will be on hand to hood any Ph.D. candidates who will not have faculty member participation and all final masters candidates. Doctoral candidates are asked to invite their chosen faculty member to participate prior to registering for Hooding and Commencement activities.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at Jadwin Gymnasium.
The location for the Hooding Ceremony will be posted on the Graduate School website the morning of the event, Monday, May 30th. Please check the website regularly for updates. All University lots will be available for guest parking except Lots 8, 9, and 18, which are restricted at all times. There will be ample parking in the West Garage and Lot 23, located off Elm Drive. A campus shuttle will be in service to transport students and their guests up and down Elm Drive until 8 PM.