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DNP, Master's and Specialist in Education Candidates

  • Please note that you will graduate with your College, and you will attend that ceremony.

  • Bring your hood for the formal hooding ceremony.

  • Honors are not assessed at the graduate level, therefore no graduate students wear honor cords.


Master's and Specialist in Education Candidates:  Will be announced in a double reader style.  There will be faculty from each college on both sides of the platform.

DNP Candidates:  Will be announced by a single reader.

DNP Instructions:  

  • Advance toward the platform with hood draped over your left arm while holding your reader card in your right hand. Give your card to the reader.

  • Walk onto the stage as your name is announced and pass hood to the dean with your right hand. 

  • Stand on the taped "X," facing the audience. 

  • The dean will install the hood and will tap your shoulders when installation is complete. 

  • The dean will then hand your diploma to you with his or her left hand and shake your right hand. 

  • Walk toward the Chancellor, shake hands and exit the stage.