Current Students

May 2014 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 Saturday Commencement Ceremony, you will be able to pick up your hood at graduation line-up.

College of Allied Health
Kinsesiology/Athletic Training
Date: Tuesday, April 29, from 6-7pm - please arrive at 5:45 -
Location: Innovators Auditorium
Contact: Mary Davidson - 951.343.4619

College of Arts and Sciences - English
Date: Thursday, May 1, from 2-3pm
Location: James 245
Contact: Rosemary Welsh - 951.343.4590

School of Behavioral Sciences
Date: Friday, May 2, from 2 - 3:30pm
Location: Van Dyne Gym
Contact: Debbie Jahant - 951.343.4287

School of Business - Business Administration
Date: Monday, April 28, from 6-8pm
Location: Innovator's Auditorium (Business Building)
Contact: School of Business Grad Assistant - 951.343.4574.

School of Education
Date: Wednesday, April 30, from 6-7pm
Location: Copenbarger Room
Contact: Kaishauna Dean - 951.343.4586

School of Music
Masters of Music in Conducting: April 22 at 7:30 pm after recital
Masters of Music in Performance: April 11 after reception
Location: School of Music Room 101

Contact: Kellie Brown - 951.343.4251

School of Nursing
Date: Thursday, May 1, at 12 pm
Location: Staples Room (James Building)
Contact: Marilla Keck - 951.552.8631

Division of Online and Professional Studies
Public Administration, Disability Studies, Education, Public Relations, and Business Administration, Counseling Psychology
Date: Friday, May 2, from 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Van Dyne Gym
Contact: Susan Warren - 951.343.3902

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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