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Doctorate of Education

Doctorate of Education

Doctorate of Education

While you are walking across the stage and being hooded, we will read a personal statement written by you (limit of 50 words) in which you offer reflection on your journey or thank certain individuals.  Please email this statement to Cate Sommervold by April 30.


Rehearsal for Graduate Education graduates is at 8:30 a.m. graduation morning. Graduates meet under the red chandelier inside the Chab Weyers Education and Hixson Lied Art Building second floor entry door. Graduates begin lining up for the processional at 9:00 a.m. Specific instructions are available at rehearsal. Graduation begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and typically lasts an hour and a half. 

Doctorate of Education graduates have two options to order tam (cap), gown, and hood.  Graduates who anticipate only wearing the gown at Doane's ceremony, should order a disposable gown through Jostens.  The web site is (select Doane University, Lincoln, NE).  The cost is approximately $90.  Graduates whose jobs would require them to wear their gown for other occasions can order a higher quality gown through Willsie at  The cost is approximately $125.

Following the graduation ceremony, there is a reception for Graduate Education graduates, hosted by Doane University, in the South Dining Room on the upper level of Perry Campus Center. There is no charge for the reception.  The Graduate Education office will send details to all graduates early in the spring semester.