IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish to attend commencement on June 17th, you must complete their RSVP process. The Graduate Hooding Ceremony is a separate event. Students will not receive diplomas and/or covers at the Hooding Ceremony held on June 16th.
Sign-up to attend the hooding ceremony. Reservations open on April 10th and are due no later than June 1st. You will receive an email from Amber Deets to reserve your spot. Don’t delay! Need any special accommodations to participate? Just let us know as part of your reservation. This is a different sign-up than participation in commencement.
Arrive on June 16th no later than 5:15 p.m in your gown. (Do not put on your hood as it will be done during the ceremony.) Go to New PE to check-in and complete your card. Hang on to your card!
We ask that only graduates arrive at 5:15 p.m. Guests can be seated starting at 6:00 p.m. Your guests will find seats in the bleachers of NPE.
Students will be called up by program and each name will be read as they are individually hooded by their Program Coordinator.
At 6:00 pm the hooding ceremony begins. There will be brief speech by Dean Fouts after which the ceremony will begin. Then you make your way across the stage and hand your card to the reader who reads your name aloud while your Program Coordinator places your hood on you. Return to your seats after your program has completed their process.
Proceed to the hallway to celebrate with your faculty and friends! This is a special time for you and your loved ones to spend time with the faculty that you have built relationships with in your time at WOU. We will have several photo booth options.
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