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, a member of the faculty 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 are earning a doctoral degree in dentistry and your immediate family member is a dentist),


    You are receiving your doctoral degree in Osteopathic Medicine and your immediate family member is a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.),


    You are receiving your doctoral degree in Pharmacy and your immediate family member has a bachelorís degree in Pharmacy.

  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, aunt, uncle, 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 May ceremony must be made no later than Friday, May 1, 2015.

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.

* Required Fields

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:*