Hooding ceremonies are for students graduating with a master’s degree. The placing of the hood signifies the passage from student to ‘master.’ The hooding ceremony and recognition of students’ accomplishments draw attention to the scholarly and the personal achievements of the candidates for graduation who have completed their advance degree requirements. A hooding ceremony does not replace commencement exercises, but rather, compliments commencement with a more intimate occasion.
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT – HOODING AND AWARDS CEREMONY
Saturday, July 20, 2013 - Plant Hall Fletcher Lounge
3-3:45 p.m. – Registration and check-in
3-3:45 p.m. – Reception
3:45 p.m. – Ceremony begins
Event contact: Brook Pawlak, (813) 257-3997 or Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies, (813) 257-1713
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS – HOODING AND AWARDS CEREMONY
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 - location to be announced
6-7 p.m. – Registration and check-in
6-7 p.m. – Reception
7 p.m. – Ceremony begins
Event contact: Kelli Schneider, Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies, (813) 257-1713
NURSING DEPARTMENT – HOODING AND PINNING CEREMONY
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 - location to be announced
11:15 a.m. - Registration and check-in
12 noon - Ceremony begins and is followed by a reception
BY INVITATION ONLY.
Event contact: Maryellen Wright, (813) 257-3049
GRADUATES’ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When should I arrive?
Graduates are asked to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony to complete the check-in process. The room is not open before the start of registration, so early arrival is discouraged.
What do I need to wear?
Graduates should wear their full graduation regalia (cap, gown and tassel). They should also bring their hoods, which will be placed over their heads as part of the ceremony.
What occurs during the ceremony?
College officials will recognize each candidate for graduation and hood the candidate. Official pictures will be taken of the event and each individual hooding. Select candidates will also be recognized for their academic achievement and contributions during their graduate studies.
Who is invited to attend?
Graduates are welcome to invite family members and friends to attend. Due to space limitations, the formal invitation may suggest a guest limit.
Should I still attend commencement?
The Hooding Ceremony does not substitute for the graduation ceremony. Students are encouraged to attend but not required.
What about parking?
Guests attending the ceremony may park in Thomas parking garage (enter from North B Street) or West parking garage (enter from North Boulevard). Limited surface parking is also available. Handicapped parking is conveniently located around campus for those with handicap tags.