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Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Students smiling


May 10, 2024, 7:00PM


Alumnae Hall Auditorium, Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive, Allentown, PA, 18104


The College’s Doctoral Hooding Ceremony allows our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) graduates to be hooded by their program directors in addition to participation in our traditional Commencement Ceremony.

A reception will immediately follow, allowing for graduates and their guests to mingle with the faculty members who have had an impact on their education at Cedar Crest.

Registration is required for this event. CLICK HERE to respond no later than Wednesday, May 1.


  • This event is for graduate students completing a doctoral degree ONLY.
  • Graduates and faculty are expected to wear academic regalia.
  • Graduate students are invited to participate in both the Hooding Ceremony and the Commencement Ceremony.
  • Commencement, held on Saturday, May 11, includes both undergraduate and graduate students and is where the official symbolic conferring of degrees takes place.
  • All graduate students are welcome to wear their hood to Commencement, whether or not they attended the Hooding Ceremony.