Ph.D. Candidate Information


The PhD Hooding Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. 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 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.




Orders for academic regalia such as caps, gowns, and hoods must now be placed through the campus store. To request your regalia, please contact Teresa Tridente at 201-216-5101 or by email at Teresa.tridente@stevens.eduNOTE: Your academic regalia is free and it is yours to keep after the commencement ceremonies. In addition to ordering your free Academic 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 an extra cost. Your Academic Regalia will be free regardless of any additional items or package you choose, unless you choose to purchase custom Stevens doctoral regalia.

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 further information, contact the Campus Store.

For more information about Academic Regalia, please visit the Academic Regalia page. Academic Regalia will be available for pick up at the Campus Bookstore on the first floor of the Howe Center on the following dates and times:

May 11-14 from 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

May 15-16 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

May 18-19 from 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m.



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

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

Deadline to order your regalia through Herff Jones has passed.


To order your regalia (cap, gown and hood), please contact Teresa Tridente at the campus store at 201-216-5101 or by email at Academic regalia will be available for pick up beginning on May 11th.


NOTE: Your academic regalia will be free regardless of any additional items or package you choose.