Graduate Hooding Ceremony and Networking Reception

Hooding Ceremony and Networking Reception


The College of Business and Economics is hosting a Hooding Ceremony and networking reception for graduates of the master’s programs. A Hooding Ceremony is a special recognition ceremony during which a faculty member places the master’s hood over the head of a graduate, signifying the successful completion of his or her studies. The ceremony is similar to a graduation, in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire. It would be held on the Friday afternoon before commencement.


The college will host a reception immediately following the hooding ceremony to provide an opportunity to celebrate and network with family and peers.


Note: Starting Spring 2017, master's students are no longer hooded during the UW-Whitewater Commencement ceremony. Because commencement will continue to confer degrees, the Hooding Ceremony would be in addition to and does not replace, commencement at the Williams Center.


Event Information

Hooding Ceremony and Networking Reception 2018
Friday, May 18 | 3-6:30 p.m.

The Hooding Ceremony will be held between 3-4:30 p.m., followed by the networking reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m.


Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the networking reception.


Graduates should arrive at 2:30 p.m. and meet in the assembly area to line-up for the ceremony. The assembly area is located in Hyland Hall 2101.



University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Timothy J. Hyland Hall
Timmerman Auditorium, Room 1000
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190


Students who applied for December 2017, May 2018, and August 2018 graduation should complete the Intent to Participate Form by Friday, April 27, 2018.


Graduates and guests may park in Lot 7, located North of Hyland Hall at no charge.


Graduates and Faculty should wear academic regalia during the Hooding Ceremony. The assembly area in Hyland Hall room 2101 will be open for graduates and faculty to get ready before the ceremony. This room will be locked during the ceremony to protect any valuables. More information on purchasing academic regalia can be found on the university commencement site.


If you have questions or have a disability and desire accommodations, please contact Jason Jasinski • 262-472-1664