Wikipedia: Graduation or also called „Commencement“ is the action of receiving or conferring an academic degree or the ceremony.
Last week, I graduated from MIT and received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy or PhD. I received the doctoral hood from MIT a day before the Commencement during the „Hooding Ceremony“:
This hood represents the colors of the university and is given to and worn by PhD students in addition to the traditional graduation robe:
The beautiful ceremony included a procession of the academic staff and candidates, as well as a speech by the Governor of Massachusetts and MIT President Susan Hockfield. Here is the video of the MIT commencement 2009:
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My warmest thanks to my family and friends and everyone, who supported me along my path to get this far! Yours, Daniel
Happened to surf in.
The hood looks like something from Star Wars!