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McCoy Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Graduate Hooding Ceremony

The McCoy College of Business is one of several colleges that conducts a Hooding Ceremony for master's degree candidates. Some students are unclear as to what exactly a "Hooding Ceremony" entails. Here's your answer:

Prior to awarding doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees, Texas State University performed a university-wide "hooding ceremony" for all master's degree candidates prior to the traditional Commencement ceremony. The ceremony was a smaller, more personal setting with faculty, family, and friends. The graduate was recognized by reading a short bio and then a faculty member of their choosing placed the master's hood (academic regalia) on the graduate. When Texas State University began awarding doctoral degrees the hooding ceremony for master's degree students was eliminated.

Not to let a great event fade away,  McCoy College began hosting our own Hooding Ceremony for graduate business candidates in 2010. It is a wonderful, celebratory event that consistently gets great reviews from graduates, family, and guests. If you are an MBA, MAcy, MSAIT or MSHRM student graduating in either May or August you, your family, and friends are cordially invited to join us.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Texas State University LBJ Student Center


We will notify graduate candidates of the RSVP process. You must register for this event in order to participate in the Hooding Ceremony.

We will have a professional photographer available before, during, and after the ceremony.

Prior to the Hooding Ceremony students are invited to participate in a video in which they have the opportunity to thank friends, family, and faculty. The video is shown during the Hooding Ceremony.