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.

December 2020 Hooding video celebration

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 University has announced that all commencement-related ceremonies will be held virtually. For this reason, the May 2021 Hooding ceremony will be celebrated virtually, via a video emailed to our graduate students on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Please refer to the University's main commencement page for full details surrounding an in-person professional photo opportunity on campus the week leading up to graduation. 

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)