Doctoral Hooding Ceremony (PhD, DMin, DNP, and DPT Students Only)

December 15, 2023

Student Center Theater 1:00PM

Center for Leadership and Organizations

College of Christian Studies

College of Health Professions


December 15th
12:15 PM – Students will meet in the Student Center Recreation Room – 2nd Floor
1:00 PM – Hooding Ceremony

Required Dress: Hooding participants must be dressed appropriately in attire suitable for formal church services or professional engagements.  No jeans, shorts, or casual footwear (e.g., flip-flops, athletic shoes, etc.) are permitted.  Avoid high heels and slick-soled shoes to limit the chance of slips or falls.


Guests can arrive as early as 12:15 pm

The ceremony lasts around 1 hour.

Yes, shuttle service will be available for those who need it.

The restrooms are located in the lobby outside the theatre.

The University is contracted with Pro Pics to provide photography for graduation; no photographers outside of the University will be allowed on the premises. After the event, you are more than welcome to use the campus for a photo shoot.

Limit of 7 guests for the Hooding ceremony.

Yes. AU Outfitters will be open from 9:00am to 6:00pm. You can also shop online here.