Hooding Ceremony

Hooding Ceremony.


School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Hooding and Commencement Ceremony 

Friday, May 14, 2021
4:30 p.m.CHI Health Center Omaha
Honors and Commencement Program

Student Speakers – selected by their peers to provide remarks
Occupational Therapy – Benjamin Feiten
Pharmacy – Bryce Harvey
Physical Therapy – Kevin Vincent

Complete list of events and completion items for graduates

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What is the Hooding Ceremony?

The hooding ceremony is where graduates formally receive the academic hood representing their profession. At Creighton University, professional degree candidates, such as M.D. (medicine), J.D. (law), Ph.D. (philosophy), OTD, DPT and PharmD are “hooded” with academic attire in a special ceremony held within their school. At the hooding ceremony, all candidates recite the oath or pledge of their profession. 

Candidates for degree completion then wear the academic hood as part of their academic attire to University Commencement. The academic hood is a symbolic piece of academic attire worn over the gown. It goes over the head and looks like a medieval hood draping over the shoulders and flowing down the back. It is made of velvet in the color of the profession (OT-ink, pharmacy-olive green, PT-teal) and silk in the colors of the University (royal blue and white), as well as a black cotton to match the gown.

Important Deadlines

General Information

In Absentia

Students who complete their degree program in the spring semester are required to be present at University Commencement in May to receive their degree(s). Students who complete their degree program in any other semester will need to indicate they are not able to attend the School’s May hooding and University Commencement. The respective deans, or their representative (listed below for SPAHP) of the Schools and Colleges of the University are responsible for clearing all participants in the University Commencement ceremony.  

Students who have extreme circumstances and cannot attend any ceremony must indicate in the application for degree their intention regarding attendance.  Attendance is required at the school’s hooding ceremony and/or University Commencement and approval to not attend must be submitted to Dr. Katie Wadas-Thalken, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.