Hooding Ceremony, College of Education

Each semester, the College of Education hosts a Hooding ceremony—a special recognition for our doctorate, specialist, and master’s 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 University Commencement at the Taylor Center.

Upcoming College of Education Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony:

The December 2021 Hooding ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 11 at 9:00 AM. in the Performing Arts Halling Recital Hall. Invitations and further information will be made available soon. Academic attire is required for graduates. 

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. Currently, all guests, students, graduates, faculty, and staff are required to wear a face covering over both the nose and mouth when entering a campus building, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Masks must be worn when entering the building and worn throughout the entire ceremony. 

Hooding FAQ & Further Info on Event


The College of Education Hooding event will be live streamed on Saturday, December 11, 2021. IT will make the link live beginning at 9:00 AM. 

COE Hooding Live Stream Link

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)