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24th Academic Hooding Ceremony


Friday, June 12, 2015
5-8pm (approximately)

Peter Stott Center, PSU Campus
930 SW Hall Street
Portland, OR 97201

This time-honored special ceremony is reserved for master’s and doctoral degree recipients who will be acknowledged for achieving their advanced degree and receive the traditional hood, that in academia signifies their school, degree, and field of study. This year’s event will be held in the Peter Stott Center and includes a short program, followed by a presentation and hooding of the graduates. Family and friends are welcome, however due to limited seating capacity, each graduate is limited to four guest tickets (the graduate is not required to have a ticket). There is no charge for the tickets.

Eligibility: All master and doctoral students in the Graduate School of Education who graduated in fall 2014, or will graduate in winter, spring, summer, or fall 2015, are invited to participate.

To participate in the GSE Academic Hooding Ceremony follow these steps

  1. Complete the online GSE Hooding Ceremony registration form by May 31, 2015.
  2. Order regalia
    Participating graduates and faculty are required to wear the full academic regalia: cap, gown, hood, and tassel.
    • The hood has light blue that represents Education and dark green that represents PSU
    • The tassel color for a master’s in education is light blue, and for doctoral is old gold
    • Master’s students buy their regalia; doctoral candidates rent theirs
    Options for ordering regalia
  3. Reserve guest tickets
    Graduates who are participating in the hooding ceremony may reserve up to four complimentary guest tickets to the ceremony, as long as ticket supply lasts. (Graduates do not need a ticket.)
    Graduates seeking additional tickets may add their names to a stand-by guest ticket list. Instructions will be posted here, so please check back. Stand-by tickets will be released on a space-available, first-come basis closer to the event.
  4. Preregister for official photographs (optional)
    Professional photographers from GradImages will be taking photographs at the ceremony. You can preregister for your photographs online, or at the ceremony.
  5. Watch your email and read the hooding ceremony instruction email when it arrives.
  6. Friday, June 12: Participate in the ceremony
    Graduates should arrive at 4pm in the Peter Stott Center Small Gymnasium (lower level, You will receive additional details nearer to the event if you register for hooding.

Note: The University Commencement is a separate event on Sunday, June 14, and requires a separate application.

Questions about the GSE Academic Hooding Ceremony should be directed to Emily McNulty Scripter in the Dean's Office at or 503-725-4635.