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 will no longer be hooded during the Commencement ceremony. Because Commencement will continue to confer degrees, the Hooding Ceremony would be in addition to, and would not replace, Commencement at the Williams Center on Saturday.


Event Information

Hooding Ceremony and Networking Reception

Friday, May 12 | 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

Timmerman Auditorium (Room 1000)

Timothy J. Hyland Hall

800 W. Main Street

Whitewater, WI 53190



Students who applied for May and August 2017 graduation should complete the Intent to Participate Form by April 28, 2017.



Graduates and guests can 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

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