Congratulations 2023 Graduates!
In honor of our 50th anniversary, the Roy and Diana Vagelos Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) will be hosting the first Division Hooding and Recognition Ceremony as part of the university’s commencement celebrations.
2023 DBBS Hooding and Recognition Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
The 560 Music Center
Find answers to the most common questions about the DBBS Hooding and Recognition Ceremony below
The Division Hooding & Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12, at 9:30 a.m. Check-in for both graduates and faculty hooders will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Yes; all spaces at the venue are accessible. Learn more
The 560 Music Center offers accessible parking and entry on the Trinity Avenue circle drive, and additional spots are reserved in the garage directly behind the building accessed from Washington Avenue. Additionally, there is ample street parking on Delmar Avenue.
Students who graduated in May, August, or December 2022, those who will graduate in May 2023, or expect to graduate in August 2023 are invited to participate in the hooding and recognition ceremony. All eligible students will be notified by email. If you are unsure if you are able to participate, please check with your Graduate Program Administrator.
Interested students must also register to participate in the University commencement celebration on May 15th.
Graduates may have one faculty member participate in their hooding. Instructions on how to select a faculty member will be included in the email invitation that will be sent to all eligible participants.
DBBS will be covering the rental cost of regalia for graduates participating in the Hooding and Recognition Ceremony. After you have RSVP’ed, you will receive a link to reserve your regalia through the bookstore.
Please do not order from the bookstore directly.
Please note: regalia is required for participation in commencement ceremonies.
The deadline to reserve your regalia is April 7, 2023.
Graduates may include their children during the ceremony.
Yes. All students interested in walking in the University’s Commencement ceremony must register here.