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…

2016 UNE Hooding Ceremony
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Congratulations to all of the graduates of 2016. You’ve worked so hard to get to this point – enjoy having no homework!

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4 responses to “A Photo Journey of the 2016 UNE Hooding Ceremony”

  1. Cheri Towle says:

    As an upcoming 2017 graduate this is motivating! Congrats to the EdD class of 2016!

  2. Sireesha says:

    This is so motivating. Can’t wait to finish my MPH and meet all of you.

  3. Olga says:

    This looks like an amazing event! It’s clear that everyone wanted to be there – so much excitement and energy! Wishing all of the new graduates a life of success in their professions!

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