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Doctoral Hooding Ceremony (PhD, EdD, DMin, DNP, and DPT Students Only)

May 3, 2024

Student Center Theater 5:30 PM

Center for Leadership and Organizations

College of Christian Studies

College of Education


May 3rd
4:30 PM – Students will meet in the Student Center Banquet Hall – 2nd Floor
5:30 PM – Hooding Ceremony

Required Dress: Hooding participants must be dressed appropriately in attire suitable for formal church services or professional engagements.  No jeans, shorts, or casual footwear (e.g., flip-flops, athletic shoes, etc.) are permitted.  Avoid high heels and slick-soled shoes to limit the chance of slips or falls.


Guests can arrive as early as 4:30 PM

The ceremony lasts around 1 hour.

Yes, shuttle service will be available for those who need it.

The restrooms are located in the lobby outside the theatre.

The University is contracted with Pro Pics to provide photography for graduation; no photographers outside of the University will be allowed on the premises. After the event, you are more than welcome to use the campus for a photo shoot.

Limit of 7 guests for the Hooding ceremony.

Yes. AU Outfitters will be open from 9:00am to 6:00pm. You can also shop online here.