The 2023 University of Delaware Doctoral Hooding Ceremony was held on May 25 at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Hooding Ceremony recognizes students who have achieved the highest academic degree — the doctorate — it is often a moment of great joy.

Raising a toast to UD's new doctors

May 26, 2023 | Article by Beth Miller
The University of Delaware added a new twist to its tradition-rich Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, celebrating the more than 350 students who have earned their doctorates in the past year by raising a celebratory toast. Almost 250 were in the house — the Bob Carpenter Center, that is — for the 2023 event, and an estimated 8,000 family, friends, mentors and colleagues were there for it, too, bearing witness to the network of support and connection this kind of endeavor requires.