Hooding Events

Brandman Doctoral Graduates are invited to a celebrate this monumental accomplishment at their school's Hooding Ceremony in Southern California

Doctoral Graduates

Our doctoral graduates are invited to join us at the Southern California Commencement Ceremony.  Each respective school will also be hosting a hooding ceremony to celebrate this distinguished honor.

General Information

Each year, the School of Education and the Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing & Health Professions each hold a Hooding Ceremony in Southern California to honor doctoral graduates and celebrate the successful completion of their studies. The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony is in addition to and does not replace the University Commencement in the evening of Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Holly & David Wilson Field, Chapman University in Orange, CA.

Students are encouraged to invite friends and family members to the Hooding Ceremony. Tickets are required for the Hooding Ceremony and seating is limited. Each school sends information regarding ticket distribution to eligible graduates no later than Spring Session II.

Ed.D. Hooding Ceremony and Luncheon

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time TBD
Location TBD

Tickets are required and seating is limited.

A ticket purchasing link will be emailed to potential graduates via their Brandman email account during the spring. Each graduate will have the opportunity to RSVP themselves (complimentary) for the Hooding Ceremony and purchase tickets for family and friends. Graduates will also have the opportunity to request additional guests to be added to the waitlist. Additional guest ticket information, including ticket allotments, will be provided by the School of Education closer to the ceremony date.

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MSNaHP Pinning and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time TBD
Location TBD

Tickets are required and seating is limited.

A survey will be emailed to eligible graduates via their Brandman email account during the spring. Each graduate will have the opportunity to assign their allotted tickets to family and friends and request additional guests be added to the waitlist. Additional guest ticket information, including ticket allotments, will be provided by the School of Nursing closer to the ceremony date.

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Additional Information for Graduates and Guests

Event Program

The hooding ceremony is similar to a commencement in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire. During the ceremony, the name of each graduate is called, and the graduate goes on stage where the Dean or a faculty member places the doctoral hood over the head of the graduate, signifying his or her success in completing the doctoral program. This ceremony is in addition to and does not replace the university commencement on Sunday afternoon or evening.

The hooding ceremony itself is expected to last approximately 1 ½ hours.


Personal Belongings of Graduates

Please be sure to leave valuables, such as purses, cameras, and other items with your family or guests and silence all electronic devices. Brandman will not be responsible for valuables lost.


Purchasing Cap, Gown and Hood

Oak Hall in partnership with Balfour is the only company authorized by Brandman University to provide official Brandman doctoral graduation regalia. More information and the link to order is available on the Commencement Resources page.


Cap and Gown Instructions

For information on how to wear your Commencement regalia and what items should be included in your Commencement attire package, we invite you to watch the below video.

CAP & GOWN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

 

Share Your Celebration on Twitter

We know that our graduates have friends and family supporting them both at the ceremony and around the world. Tweet your congratulatory messages using #BrandmanGrad2018.

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