In what will become a new University tradition, Concordia-Chicago is holding its first-ever Doctoral Hooding ceremony on Friday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Because all events are being held virtually this year, the ceremony will be streamed online via the University’s website livestream and Facebook page.

The ceremony does not replace commencement, but is an additional special celebration. Those earning doctoral degrees will have their names read in both the Doctoral Hooding and Graduate Commencement ceremonies.

“We hope our doctoral graduates will participate in both—they’ve earned it!” said Dr. Kevin Borchers, University Marshal. “We want to see them receive their hoods as their names and dissertation titles are read, and we want to share that moment with the world.”

The livestreamed event will also feature videos submitted by many of the participating doctoral graduates, in which they are hooded by a friend or family member. For more information about the University’s Fall 2020 commencement exercises, visit the Commencement website.