McCoy College Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Spring 2022 Ceremony 
Friday, May 13 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Graduate Hooding Ceremony

History of Hooding Ceremonies at Texas State

The McCoy College of Business is one of several colleges that conducts a hooding ceremony for master's degree candidates.

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

To continue the tradition, the McCoy College began hosting its own hooding ceremony for graduate business candidates in 2010. This celebratory event brings together graduates, family, and guests.

For McCoy College Graduate Candidates

If you are a McCoy College graduate student graduating in either May or August you, your family, and friends are cordially invited to join us.We will notify graduate candidates of the RSVP process. You must register for this event in order to participate in the hooding ceremony.

A professional photographer will be 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 ceremony.