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 sucess 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.


Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM- December Hooding Ceremony is held in the Halling Recital Hall- Performing Arts building. Reception immediately following ceremony. RSVPS are required. RSVP for the COE Hooding Ceremony

Graduates receiving their Doctorate, Masters, or Specialist Degeree, and guests, are all invited to attend the Hooding Ceremony and Reception. Invitations will be emailed to those students who have applied for graduation. Academic attire is required. RSVPs are required.  For more information contact: Christina Hinz at 507-389-2826.

For full details on event parking and additional event information view Hooding FAQ.

Hooding FAQ

In addition to the Hooding ceremonies, the COE graduate degree students are encouraged to participate in the University Commencement. The University Commencement ceremony for the COE graduates is held in the Bresnan Arena in the Taylor Center. The College of Education Commencement ceremony will be held at noon on Saturday, December 10th 2022.


Commencement Information 

Graduation Day Details and Lineup

Commencement Apparel

Resources for Graduate Family/Guests

Graduation Questions