Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Updated May 20, 2021

Spring 2021 Hooding Ceremony Information

The Whiting School’s Spring 2021 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m.

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Spring 2021 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

It will be a fully virtual ceremony, based on state and local public health regulations and guidance as they stand now.

Krieger School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Streaming Link:

View the Program for the Krieger School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

One of the ways KSAS would like to recognize students is by including photos of your experience during your doctoral studies at Hopkins – these can be photos of you with your advisor, defending your dissertation, working with your fellow doctoral students in the lab, teaching in a classroom, or just spending time relaxing on campus. Please submit your photos via the following e-mail address: In the coming weeks, graduates will be sent an email invitation to participate and additional details regarding other aspects of the ceremony.

Will I still receive my diploma?

Yes, spring diplomas will be mailed out in late-May or early June as degrees are cleared. If you have additional questions, please email

Will I be able to get my doctoral hood?

We are working on ways to distribute the keepsake PhD hoods and will advise all eligible candidates in imminent messaging.

Please contact us with any questions: PhD Hooding Ceremony Mailbox.