Faculty & Staff Assembly
for the Hooding Ceremony
If you haven't already done so, please read the General Information webpage first which states general procedures for everyone involved in the hooding ceremony.
The following are additional or special instructions for faculty and administrative staff.
The Hooding Ceremony activities will begin at 3:00 p.m.
All graduate faculty should assemble no later than 2:30 p.m. in the Administration Building.
Ceremony Assistants will direct individuals to the appropriate assembly area. Please accept the Ceremony Assistants' direction. These assistants will be wearing distinctive badges.
Upon the President's approval, the Processional will begin at 3:00 p.m. President McArthur will conduct members of the platform party to the stage. Graduate students being honored as well as members of the graduate faculty and staff will process. Graduate faculty that have agreed to hood specific students will assemble with those students and enter with students.
The Graduate Advisor or specified graduate faculty for each degree will lead the hood recipients across the platform. The Graduate Advisors will first present a card identifying the academic major to the reader at the microphone, and then conduct the candidates across the platform to receive their hoods. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will read the name cards. Ms. Linda Phillips will assist the reader.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the President will dismiss participants. As the recessional music is played, the platform party will depart the stage and proceed to the lobby. The graduate advisors and hood recipients will then follow to the lobby.