Hooding & Recognition Ceremony Information

Recognizing Our Graduates 

Every May, graduating master's and PhD students in Arts & Sciences departments and programs are joined by their friends, family, faculty, and peers in a heartfelt celebration of their achievements.  

The next Arts & Sciences Graduate Studies Hooding and Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 3 p.m in Graham Chapel. 

On Monday, May 15, the All-University Commencement will be held on Francis Olympic Field where graduates will be recognized by school. 

Participate in the 2023 Hooding and Recognition Ceremony

The Hooding & Recognition Ceremony recognizes the accomplishments of those who have completed a PhD or Master's degree in departments and programs in Arts & Sciences. Students who have an expected graduation date on or before August 2023 are invited to participate. Registration will open in the spring of 2023.

About the Recognition Ceremony


The Hooding and Recognition Ceremony will be held in Graham Chapel.

Alternate Viewing Options

The ceremony will be streamed live and may be viewed off campus. 


Accessibility maps and information about buildings on campus can be found on our Facilities website.

Accessible parking is available in the Danforth University Center (DUC) Garage. Vehicles must display an accessible parking tag or other verification. 

Additional Details

The Ceremony should conclude around 5 p.m. 

For Inquiries

Please contact (314) 935-6880 or artsci-grad@wustl.edu.