General Information

Faculty Member at Podium

Thank you to all faculty members who plan to attend one (or more!) of the Commencement ceremonies. It is a very special time for our students, and your presence means a great deal to them and to the University. All ceremonies, with the exception of some professional schools, will be located in Rupp Arena.

Friday, May 4th:

Sunday, May 6th:


Hooding Faculty

If you are planning to hood one or more students during a May 2018 Commencement Ceremony, please register here.

For more information on how to hood your student, please watch this demonstration video.


All Faculty

If you are planning to attend one or more of the Commencement Ceremonies in which you are not hooding a student, please register here.

Academic Apparel

All faculty members are required to wear regalia to the ceremony. If you do not own regalia, the University will provide a one-time contribution toward the cost of regalia. Please email Lydia McManus to place your regalia order. Please note that orders cannot be processed after March 30, 2018.

Here is a description of what will be provided:

- The university will provide a black doctoral robe, mortarboard/tassel, and appropriate hood on a one-time basis. This robe is not intended for long term use, but will certainly stand up to multiple uses if handled with care.

All regalia will be ordered from the UK Bookstore.