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Congratulations Class of 2022!

UNC Greensboro Fall Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | UNCG Auditorium


We are proud to invite our 2022 August doctoral degree graduates and our 2022 December doctoral degree candidates to participate in the University’s December  Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the UNCG Auditorium. To prepare for the 2022 December Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, follow the checklist below. 

We congratulate you on your accomplishment and look forward to seeing you at the ceremony. Please contact commence@uncg.edu if you have questions about the ceremony.


  • RSVP. All students who plan to participate in the ceremony MUST RSVP. Emails will be sent to your UNCG inbox beginning September 13th prompting you to RSVP for the event and request guest tickets. If it is past 9/13 and you have not received any email communication, please contact commence@uncg.edu.
  • Guest Ticketing. Due to limited seating in the UNCG Auditorium, this event will be ticketed. Each student will be allotted 10 guest tickets. Your tickets will be sent to your student UNCG email address on December 1st. To review the ticketing protocols, click here.
  • Order Regalia. All regalia purchases must be completed in person or by telephone, 336-334-5563.
    • To ensure on-time receipt of purchased regalia, doctoral graduates/candidate by October 28.
  • Pay the graduation fee. $85.00 must be paid to the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office no later than November 9, 2022—thirty days prior to your graduation date.
  • Watch your email! Additional messages will be sent as the ceremony date nears. Final instructions will be emailed in November to all students who RSVP that they will attend.
  • To review protocols and procedures for the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, please click here.
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  • We will follow University and UNC System COVID-19 protocols that are in place at the time of the ceremony. Closer to the date, please visit the Shield our Spartans for the current protocols.
  • Due to the capacity of the auditorium and expected size of the graduating class, the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will be a ticketed event. The University wants to make sure that every guest has a safe and enjoyable visit. To ensure that this goal is met, we have outlined a list of rules and protocols here. If you signed up for guest tickets, we will be in touch following the close of the RSVP with your digital tickets and additional information.


The UNCG Doctoral Hooding ceremony is a formal, traditional, academic exercise. The ceremony will begin with a processional of all participants, followed by greetings and speeches from academic dignitaries, the conferring of degrees, and the recessional.  The Graduate Brass Quintet will provide music. The ceremony lasts around 1 1/2 hours.

  • Arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. Click for a map of your assembly area and entrance
  • There is NO rehearsal. It is imperative that you arrive on time for line-up and instructions.
  • Guest tickets are required. These can be reserved when you RSVP.
  • Commencement programs will be provided in a digital, print-ready format and distributed as a PDF on the Commencement Website.  Only the names of candidates completing degree requirements in December 2022 will be included in the program.
  • The processional begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Tips for an Enjoyable Doctoral Hooding Experience

  • Eat Breakfast! The ceremony will last approximately one and a half hours.
  • If a friend or family member has restricted mobility or is deaf or hard of hearing, we have information listed below.


  • Parking is reserved in the Weatherspoon Art Museum Lot.
  • Parking is free and no passes are required for students or guests.
  • Expect heavy traffic on the day of the ceremony.

Shuttle Service

  • As a service to the campus community and guests of the doctoral candidates, golf carts will be available to take guests with restricted mobility from the Weatherspoon Lot to the UNCG Auditorium.
  • If a friend or family member has restricted mobility or is deaf or hard of hearing, we have information listed below.

Doctoral Hooding Photography

  • The Grad Team is pleased to provide this complimentary service for each graduate during the commencement ceremony.
  • There is no obligation to purchase.
  • If a valid e-mail address is available to the photographer, a link to commencement photograph proofs will also be sent to participating graduates via e-mail. Students, be sure to update your preferred email in UNCGenie.
  • Please do not contact the school with inquiries related to photographic service. For information about commencement photographs, go to The Grad Team UNCG webpage.
  • Share your accomplishments with the campus community on social media by tagging your posts #UNCGGrad and #UNCGWay. 

Doctoral Hooding Live Stream

Family and friends unable to attend the event can come back here on December 8th at 10:00 a.m. to watch the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Live Stream.

Guidelines for Graduates, Families, and Guests

  • We will follow University and UNC System COVID-19 protocols that are in place at the time of the ceremony. Closer to the date, please visit the Shield our Spartans for the current protocols.
  • Security and emergency medical personnel will be available to provide a safe environment for all commencement participants and guests.
  • All electronic devices should be turned off to help ensure that all guests can hear and enjoy the ceremony.
  • Please note, each student is allotted tickets that they must reserve in advance. To review the ticketing protocols, click here.

Information for Restricted Mobility and Hearing Impaired

Restricted Mobility: A drop off location in front of the auditorium will be blocked off for those with restricted mobility. The UNCG Auditorium is handicap accessible, please refer to the map here for accessible entrances. 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Reserved seating for guests who read American Sign Language will be available at the front, house left side of the Auditorium. Please contact commence@uncg.edu if your guests need seating in this section.