A photo journey of the 2016 UNE Hooding Ceremony
Each spring, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies holds a Hooding ceremony to honor doctoral and master’s graduates and celebrate the successful completion of their studies. The Hooding ceremony is not meant to replace the university-wide commencement. Rather, it is a special time to come together to meet your fellow students, Faculty, Program Managers and Student Support Specialists for the first time, and celebrate the fact that you’ve completed this phase of your journey.
Hooding at UNE is a heartwarming and sometimes emotional event. Connections are made, friendships cemented, milestones met. It’s a time that UNE sets aside to specifically to honor you – we are so, so very proud of you.
About the 2016 UNE Hooding Ceremony
The hooding ceremony itself is similar to a graduation in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire. There are opening remarks, a keynote speech, and then the graduates are hooded. During the ceremony, the name of each graduate is called, and the graduate crosses to the center of the stage where the Program Manager places the doctoral hood over their head. This ‘hooding’ of the graduate symbolizes the graduate’s success in completing the graduate program. The graduate then proceeds across the stage, and the dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies congratulates the graduate.
Those are the mechanics, but the emotions are tremendous. Here’s a photo journal of the hooding this year. Because sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words…
Ed.D marches in
MPH and Ed.D. march in
The culmination of countless hours of hard work
Hooding reception back at the Portland Campus
And a few pictures from Graduation Day
MPH graduate shakes hands with Dean Martha Wilson after receiving her diploma
Congratulations to all of the graduates of 2016. You’ve worked so hard to get to this point – enjoy having no homework!