Ph.D. Candidate Information


The Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at DeBaun Auditorium and is a special recognition event for doctoral degree candidates. The ceremony is similar to commencement in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire. This ceremony, however, is tailored as a special honor for graduating doctoral students.

Each doctoral candidate is asked to invite a faculty member to assist the Dean of Graduate Academics. The faculty member may be the candidate’s faculty advisor or another faculty member of the candidate’s choice. If a preferred faculty member is not available, other faculty members will be on hand.

During the ceremony, the Dean of Graduate Academics and the Provost will make brief remarks. The Dean of each school will call the names of each candidate and faculty member. The faculty member and the Dean of Graduate Academics will place the doctoral hood on the graduate, signifying their completion of the graduate program.

Graduating doctoral students may invite their friends and family. Invitations to graduates will be sent to your Stevens email address from the Office of Graduate Student Affairs.

The ceremony is conducted in addition to the Commencement Ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, N.J.


Academic Regalia (cap, hood, gown) is required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Orders for academic regalia such as caps, gowns, and hoods can be placed through the Herff Jones website starting on February 1, 2016:

Once on the website, search for "Stevens Institute of Technology" and then follow the instructions. Click on the CAP AND HOOD tab to order your FREE academic regalia.  In addition to ordering your Regalia, you may also order Announcements, Diploma Frames or Graduation Packages on the same site, but please note that these items must be purchased and will come at a cost. Your Academic Regalia will be free regardless of any additional items or packages that you choose.

Doctoral students have the option to purchase custom Stevens doctoral regalia, yours to keep, at your own expense.  Information was sent to all doctoral degree candidates with regards to measurement and pricing.  Orders can be placed through the Campus Store website.

For more information about Academic Regalia, please visit the Academic Regalia page.


If you have any questions about ordering your academic regalia, please contact Teresa Tridente from the Campus Store by email: [email protected].

If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Student Life at 201-216-5699 or [email protected].