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Graduate Hooding Ceremony - Columbus State University

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Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, May 11, 2023
6:00pm EST

You've put years of effort into earning your advanced degree here at Columbus State University. Let’s celebrate!

To recognize the hard work that you put into earning a Master’s, Specialist in Education, or Doctoral Degree, the university will hold a Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 6 p.m. EST in the Lumpkin Center. This ceremony will recognize the scholarly and personal achievements of the candidates for graduation who have completed their advanced degree requirements. A hooding ceremony does not replace commencement exercises, but rather, complements commencement with a more intimate celebration.

You must RSVP to participate in this event. A cap, gown and hood are required. Regalia may be ordered directly from Jostens. Along with academic regalia, graduates should wear appropriate attire, which includes dark shoes, dark pants, dark dress, collared shirt, tie.

Guest tickets are not required and seating will be available on a first-come basis.

For questions or further information, contact the Office of the Provost at 706-507-8960 or email

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