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


The 560 Music Center

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Find answers to the most common questions about the DBBS Hooding and Recognition Ceremony below

When is the ceremony?

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.

Where is the ceremony?

The 560 Music Center

Is the venue accessible?

Yes; all spaces at the venue are accessible. Learn more

Where do we park?

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.

560 Music Center Parking Map

Who is invited to participate?

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.

How do I select the faculty member who will do my hooding?

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.

How do I order my regalia?

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.

Can my children walk with me during hooding?

Graduates may include their children during the ceremony.

I am planning to participate in the University Commencement on May 15. Do I need to register separately?

Yes. All students interested in walking in the University’s Commencement ceremony must register here.