Current Students

Fall 2013 Commencement

Master's Hooding Ceremonies

Master's candidates will be hooded prior to the Commencement Ceremony during a special event determined by each academic school. Master's students will be contacted by their school with information regarding their event. Below is a list of scheduled hooding events. You may contact the school directly for more information. If you are unable to attend the hooding event, but still plan to participate in the Friday night Commencement Ceremony, you will be able to pick up your hood at graduation rehearsal.

School of Business - Business Administration
Date: Monday, December 9, 2013 from 6-8pm
Location: Innovator's Auditorium, Business Building
Contact: Debbie Blevins - 951.343.4574 or Jennifer Dimitropoulos - 951.343.4574.

School of Music
Date: TBA
Location: TBA

Contact: Kellie Brown - 951.343.4251

College of Allied Health
Kinsesiology/Athletic Training
Date: Thursday December 12, 2013 at 6pm
Location: Innovator's Auditorium, Business Building
Contact: Mary Davidson - 951.343.4619

School of Education
Date: Thursday, December 12 at 6 pm
Location: Copenbarger Dining Hall
Contact: Denise Roscoe - 951.343.4268

Division of Online and Professional Studies
Public Administration, Disability Studies, Education, Public Relations, and Business Administration, Counseling Psychology
Date: Friday, December 13 at 2 pm
Location: Innovator's Auditorium, Business Building
Contact: Susan Warren - 951.343.3902

College of Arts and Sciences - English
Date: Friday, December 13 at 2 pm
Location: A.J. Staples
Contact: Rosemary Welsh - 951.343.4590

School of Nursing
There will be no hooding ceremony for the School of Nursing
Contact: Marilla Keck - 951.552.8631 if you have any questions.

School of Behavioral Sciences
Date: Friday, December 13, from 10:30-11:30 am
Location: Staples Room
Contact: Debbie Jahant - 951.343.4287


Master's Hood Colors

The field of learning in which a degree is awarded is shown by the color of the edging of the hood. The lining of the hood is the official color of the institution which awarded the degree. Following is a list of hood colors representing degrees awarded by CBU:

  • Athletic Training: Sage Green
  • Business Administration: Drab
  • Counseling Psychology: Gold
  • Counseling Ministry: Gold
  • Disability Studies: Light Blue
  • Education: Light Blue
  • English: White
  • Forensic Psychology: Gold
  • Kinesiology: Sage Green
  • Music: Pink
  • Nursing: Apricot
  • Public Administration: Peacock
  • Public Relations: Cardinal

Not walking in the Commencement Ceremony?

For students who intend to participate in the hooding ceremony, you will need a cap, gown, and tassel, even if you are not going to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. If you have not ordered a cap and gown, please do so immediately by clicking here. ALL graduation candidates must complete the Exit Process, whether or not they plan to participate in the Commencement. Graduation candidates will not be given their regalia without a ticket signifying that they have completed the Exit Process. Click here to be directed to the Exit Process.


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