Graduation Resources

Graduation FAQs

WCOB Graduate Programs Hooding Ceremony

The Hooding Ceremony is a special recognition for masters degree candidates. During the ceremony, a faculty member places the masters hood over the head of the graduate, signifying their success in completing the graduate program.  The Hooding Ceremony is usually held the day before or the morning of the Walker College of Business Commencement Ceremony.


There is no Commencement or Hooding Ceremony in August.  August gradautes are invited to participate in the May or December ceremonies, whichever they prefer.

There will be a Virtual Hooding Ceremony for Online MBA students who complete their program in August.  Online MBA Students may also participate in the May or December in-person ceremonies.

Ordering Regalia

Masters graduates need a cap, gown, tassel and hood to participate in Commencement and the Hooding Ceremony.  The hood color for all business disciplines is drab.  Graduate Programs will provide a cord signifying the student's program, and many organizations provide graduation cords for their members.

If you have a cap, gown and tassel from undergraduate commencement at App State, you can resuse these for the graduate ceremonies.  You will only need to purchase the master's hood.

Regalia is not required for participation in the Virtual Online Hooding Ceremony.

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