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 Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 3 p.m. on Francis Olympic Field. At this ceremony students will be recognized individually and hooded. 

On Friday, May 20, the All-University Commencement will be held on Francis Olympic Field at 9 a.m., and the graduates will be recognized by school. 

RSVP to Participate in the 2022 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 2022, are invited to participate. Please complete this form no later April 29, 2022 to confirm your participation. All students must also submit an Intent to Graduate form.


About the Recognition Ceremony


The Hooding and Recognition Ceremony will be held on historic Francis Olympic Field, which will also serve as the the site for the All-University Commencement. If it rains, the Ceremony is held outdoors. Only in the event of severe weather, such as a forecast thunderstorm, will the event move indoors. Tickets are only required for the indoor location.

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.