HOW ARE GRADUATION HOODINGS DIFFERENT FROM GRADUATION CEREMONIES?
The Hooding Ceremony is an event whereby recognition is given for those graduating with master or doctoral degrees. Candidates for the hooding ceremony will be full recipients of their masters or doctorates at the graduation ceremonies. The Hooding Ceremony is symbolic of passing the guard from one generation to the next generation. During the ceremony, a candidate presents themselves to their faculty advisor or other authorized member of the faculty with their hood placed over their left arm. The candidate hand the hood to the adviser, turns away from the adviser (often to face the crowd for photos) while the adviser places the hood over the head of the graduate, signifying his or her success in completing the graduate program. The 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 Graduation Exercises.
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