The annual Hooding Ceremony is reserved for candidates who have
attained academic degrees beyond a bachelor’s degree. During
the hooding of the candidate, faculty members place the hood
on the graduate, signifying success in completing the
The Doctor of Physcial Therapy (DPT) program enacted the Hooding Ceremony in 2004 when the first DPT students graduated. The Occupational Thearpy (OT) program began hooding in 2005 when the first BS/MS OT students graduated.