Doctoral Ceremony

Registration for the doctoral Mini Ceremony has now closed. The ceremony details are now being finalized and registered graduates will receive an email with instructions to claim their tickets. Registration for the university's Patriot Procession remains open until all slots are filled.

The doctoral Mini Ceremony is a live, university-wide event where graduates' names and degrees will be announced on Friday, May 14 at 10:00 am.

Based on current public health guidelines, hooding of doctoral candidates will not be part of the ceremony. Each graduate may invite up to three guests



Keep Safe While Celebrating

All events will follow current Virginia public health guidelines and will include social distancing. Please follow these additional requirements if attending in-person graduation ceremonies.

green checkmarkFace coverings are required to be worn at all times while on campus, except when photographs are being taken at the Patriot Procession or Mini Ceremonies.

green checkmarkAll graduates and their guests are required to complete the Mason COVID Health Check on the day of the event and must be prepared to show their green health check confirmation email to be admitted to their respective events.

green checkmarkAll attendees, including graduates, must show their ticket for admittance to comply with contact tracing protocols.