Doctoral Hooding

Doctoral Hooding Itinerary for Faculty Advisors/Chairpersons

The spring 2017 ceremony takes place on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Before you arrive for the Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony, please review the following information. A downloadable ceremony map is available. If you have additional questions regarding the ceremony, please call the Graduate School Office at 513-556-4335.

  • Arrive (EST) 7:30–8:15 a.m.
  • Advisor/chairperson who will be "hooding" should meet the student at registration or line up area. (Access tunnel to Nippert Stadium)
  • Ceremony will be held in Nippert Stadium.
  • Ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • Free parking that day in UC parking garages on main campus (see map). This happens only at graduation time!
  • CCM Parking Garage will not be open to the public.
* Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony Map
Doctoral Hooding & Master's Recognition Ceremony, April 29, 2017

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How to Hood?

Hooding Instructions for Faculty

  1. Line up behind your student.

  2. After his/her name is called, the student will walk to approximately midstage and stand on the “X.”

  3. Follow your student and step up onto the small box behind the “X,” where your student is standing.

  4. Take the hood, at the smallest end, from your student.

  5. Place the hood over your student’s head so that it lies against the front of his/her neck and drapes over the back of the student’s shoulders.

  6. The velvet side, signifying the degree type, should be most visible on the outside, and the satin side, signifying the school colors, should be less visible on the inside of the hood.

  7. If this is the only student you are hooding, follow the student to the opposite side of the stage and exit back to your seat.

  8. If you are hooding another student in the same college or department, please step back and remain on stage (as your current student exits the stage) until your next student is called.