Doctoral Hooding Form

Hooding is a tradition practiced by the Health Professions Division where a new graduate receiving a doctoral degree is welcomed into the profession by another member of that profession. Generally, faculty member hoods each graduate. However, there are several exceptions:

  1. You have an immediate family member who is a graduate of a program that has the same degree you are about to receive (e.g., you and your immediate family member are Doctors of Nursing Practice (DNP).


  2. If you have an immediate family member who is on the faculty at Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division.

Please note: We define an immediate family member as a spouse, mother, father, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister, brother, grandparent, son, or daughter.

This individual does not need academic regalia. He or she will be asked to come on to the stage at the appropriate time.

Requests for family hooding during the August ceremony must be made no later than Monday, August 11, 2014.

This form will not be accepted after the appropriate deadline date.

August candidates will receive commencement invitations in June and should not RSVP for any commencement-related activities until that time. Any online information submitted by August candidates prior to the June invitation will be deleted in the changeover from the May to the August ceremonies.

Please print a copy for your records before submitting.

Name of Graduate:
NSU Email Address:
From which program are you receiving your doctoral degree?
Please select one:

Hooder's Information

Daytime Phone:
Email Address:
Relationship to person being hooded:
Please select one:
Hooder's Professional/Graduate School Information:
Graduation Year: