Hooding ceremonies

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The presentation of the academic hood to master’s degree candidates is a special moment for the candidate and the faculty of their academic program. Each school at the University of Washington Tacoma holds its own hooding ceremony, allowing more time to recognize each degree candidate. Master’s degree candidates are encouraged to attend both their hooding ceremony and the commencement ceremony.

Spring 2020 Hooding Ceremonies 

Program Date Time Location
Master of Education Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:30 p.m. Online

Master of Arts in Community Planning

Thursday, June 11, 2020

5:30 p.m.


Master of Accounting Friday, June 12, 2020 10 a.m. Online
Master of Business Administration Friday, June 12, 2020 12 p.m. Online
Master of Science in Business Analytics Friday, June 12, 2020 2 p.m. Online

Summer 2020 Events and Ceremonies

Program Date Time Location
Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies Showcase August 11, 2020 5 - 7:30 p.m. Jane Russell Commons, William W. Philip Hall
Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies August 13, 2020 5 - 7:30 p.m. Online

Master of Cybersecurity and Leadership

August 22, 2020

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Master's degree students participating in hooding ceremonies, whether attending Commencement or not, must use the Commencement Registration Form to purchase their cap, gown and hood. Please check with your advisor to see if there are additional requirements for registering through your master’s program as well.