Graduates can have a family member, friend, or mentor, hood them on the day of the Graduate Ceremony. This person MUST have a valid medical degree. A copy of the license of diploma should be provided with your request.
The deadline for an approved hooder is April 1, 2024.
Please note that we will not accept a special hooder request after this date. Hooders will not be accepted the day of the graduation ceremony if they were not requested by April 1, 2024.
Requests can be made through the graduation sign up form. You must provide the name and credentials of your special hooder. This information is announced when you walk to center stage to be hooded. If a student does not request a special hooder, one of our Deans will perfom your hooding. Please include your hooder in your final number of guests.
Please see details below regarding special hooders at the Graduation Ceremony:
- Hooders will not be issued a cap and gown. They are asked to dress in business casual attire.
- The hooder will remain in their seats until called to accompany the Graduates to be seated on the left side of the stage following the conferring of the degrees,
- When your row is called upon the stage, your hooder will follow you up, take a spot near faculty hooders, place the hood over your head, and proceed across the stage with you as your name is called.
- After you receive your “diploma” and take a photo with the President and the Chancellor, you and your hooder will return to your original seats for the remainder of the ceremony.