SEAS Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, May 16, 2019
1:30 pm
Lisner Auditorium
730 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

The School of Engineering and Applied Science Hooding Ceremony will take place at the Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street, NW on Thursday, May 16, starting at 1:30 pm. Prior to the SEAS Hooding Ceremony there will be a lunch for graduates, friends and family, and SEAS faculty and staff at the Science & Engineering Hall (800 22nd Street, NW) in the First Floor Lobby and Lower Level 1 beginning at 11:30 am.

All graduates should report in cap and gown to Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street, NW, Lower Level starting at 12:30 pm for check-in and line-up. Your guests should go directly to the Lisner Auditorium at 1:00 pm.

Be aware that another school will be holding its celebration in the Lisner Auditorium immediately before ours, so the staff may not be ready to seat our guests before 1:00 pm. Guests are asked to please wait outside the Lisner Auditorium until they open the doors rather than go in with you to the lower level.

Seating in the Lisner Auditorium is first-come, first-served, so encourage your guests to arrive early for optimal seating. This is especially important if one of your guests has special needs. Individuals with ADA needs for themselves or their guests should notify the SEAS Dean's Office at [email protected].

The SEAS Hooding Ceremony is a formal cap & gown event. Please be sure to wear your cap & gown (also called regalia) to the Celebration.

At the SEAS Hooding Ceremony your name will be called and you will walk across the stage, receive the dean's personal congratulations, and be formally hooded by the dean and your advisor.  A professional photographer will be taking a photo of each graduate as you shake the dean's hand or are hooded. You will provide them with your contact information on the card with your name and they will email you about buying the photo.