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. To view the May 2020 celebration video, click here. 

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 May 2020 has been cancelled. Hooding students should check their email on Saturday, May 9, to receive their Hooding acknowledgement video. This video will also be shared on the website and social media. You may also view it here

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)