Hooding Ceremony, College of Education

Each semester, the College of Education hosts a Hooding ceremony—a special recognition for our Ed.D., MS and SPEC degree candidates. During this ceremony, a faculty member places the graduate hood over the head of the graduate, signifying his or her success in completing the graduate program. The Hooding ceremony takes place on the same Saturday as the University Commencement.

The Hooding ceremony is similar to a graduation in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire. The Hooding Ceremony is in addition to and does not replace the Commencement at the Taylor Center.

Upcoming College of Education Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony:

Due to COVID-19, the in-person ceremony for December 2020 has been cancelled. While we can't have an in-person event, we are working to create virtual and digital ways to celebrate. Hooding students should watch their email for future annoucements regarding this. 

Hooding/Commencement Graduate Apparel

  • Gown
  • Cap
  • Tassel
  • Hood
  • Grad Pack (includes all of the above)

Hooding/Commencement Doctoral Apparel

    • Gown
    • Tam and Tassel
    • Hood
    • Grad Pack (includes all of the above)