General Information for the Hooding Ceremony
|Date, Time, & Location
Assembly of Hood Recipients
Regalia (Caps, Gowns, etc.)
Arrangements for Physically Challenged
Friday, May 5, 2017
Corner of Aggie Drive and Cameron Way
- Assembly (no later than 2:30 p.m.)
- Processional (3:00 p.m.)
- Opening Remarks
- Student Reflections
- Presentation of Hood Recipients
- Alma Mater
- Reception (following ceremony) - CETES Conference Center
Congratulations on completing the requirements for the master's degree program at Cameron University! We have planned a very memorable Hooding Ceremony to honor and celebrate this important milestone in your life.
Members of the Cameron faculty and staff look forward to joining you and wishing you well on this significant occasion. This website will provide information regarding the time and location of your assembly, arrangements for your guests, and parking information.
If you plan to attend the hooding ceremony, you must contact the Events Management Office, 580.581.5455, immediately and indicate how many guests will accompany you. Professional photographs and VHS/DVD recordings of the ceremony will be available for purchase so that you may share the moment with others that may not be able to attend. If special accommodations will be needed for you or any of your guests, you will need to inform the Events Management Office when you RSVP.
The ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m., in Aggie Gym. All those involved in the ceremony should assemble no later than 2:30 p.m. in the Administration Building (located south of Aggie Gym). Please note that a reception will be in CETES Conference Center immediately after the ceremony, and all Hooding recipients and their guests are encouraged to attend.
All hood recipients should bring with them their name card that they received in the mail.
Hood recipients will assemble by academic discipline. Ceremony Assistants will be available in the main lobby to assist with directions and questions.
If you are physically challenged and will need assistance participating in the processional, or crossing the stage to be hooded, please contact the Office of Events Management at 580.581.5455 prior to the day of the ceremony.
Additional or special instructions are available for the following groups:
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Commencement regalia is available for purchase at the campus bookstore located in the McMahon Centennial Complex during regular operating hours beginning March 28.
The master's degree regalia package (cap, gown, tassel and hood) costs $82.00 each, tax not included. Additional tassels are $5.00 each, tax not included.
If you plan to purchase master's degree regalia but live outside Lawton, you may call the bookstore at 580.581.2375 to make postal arrangements. Overnight shipping is available, but must be arranged before Thursday, April 21.
Plenty of parking is available on campus. The closest parking lots to Aggie Gym are adjacent to the following buildings: Burch Hall, Howell Hall, the Library, and CETES.
Please advise your guests to allow sufficient time to walk from parking areas and be seated no later than 2:45 p.m. Ceremony Assistants in the lobby are available to answer questions. Guests are asked to enter Aggie Gym using the east doors.
Plenty of clearly marked parking for the physically challenged is available in all the university parking lots. Ceremony Assistants serve as doormen to assist those who are physically challenged.
You will no doubt wish to capture this important occasion in photographs and on video. We encourage you and an your guests to do so. Please advise your family and friends that during the ceremony, only Hooding Ceremony participants are permitted near the stage. Therefore, we ask that photographs be taken from your seat. After the ceremony, photographs may be taken anywhere.
A professional photographer will photograph each graduate as he/she is hooded. The photographer will also take an individual portrait as each graduate leaves the stage. Please fill out the Master's Degree Ceremony photography card that was included with Graduation Times and bring it with you to the ceremony. Pictures will be online at www.oklahomaeventphotographers.com where you can order products and packages that include custom background options. All transactions must be between the photographer and individual candidates. Cameron University is not involved in the billing or collecting of moneys for this service. You may contact Laske Images via e-mail at email@example.com, by phone at (405) 340-3339.
If you wish to obtain a DVD recording of the hooding ceremony, contact KCCU at 580.581.2472. DVDs will be available for a nominal shipping and handling fee.