2014 Hooding/Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. WVU Creative Arts Center, Evansdale Campus
12:45 p.m.— Class of 2014 Group Photo Graduates assemble promptly for Class of 2013 group photo on the front steps of the Creative Arts Center (in the event of rain this photo will be canceled).
1:30 p.m.— Hooding/ Commencement Ceremony Creative Arts Center Auditorium (CAC) Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater (open to public, no tickets required).
Please arrive for the group photo wearing your cap and gown. After the group photo, you will report to the 2nd floor of the CAC in the area behind the theater. Class marshals will help you line up in the proper order. This requires 30 minutes to complete. You will then proceed to the stage. Graduates will have professional photos taken upon receiving their diplomas. Ordering instructions will be available at the WVU Commencement website.
Members of the Class of 2014 and guests are invited to a reception in the Main Lobby of the College of Law immediately following the Hooding/Commencement Ceremony.
HISTORY OF THE HOODING CEREMONY
The Hooding Ceremony has its origins deep in the history of educational institutions. In Medieval times, universities were truly a collection of separate colleges, each of which was devoted to particular disciplines and professional training. At commencement time every year, the faculties of the colleges met, examined their students, and upon finding them to have satisfied all of the requirements established for the curriculum of the college, by vote of the faculty, a hood was provided to be invested upon those persons who were recommended to the university as being qualified for the degree. Over the years, the hoods became colored according to college and discipline. We follow that tradition in investing the members of the graduating class of the College of Law with the purple hood of the law, so that all present will know that these men and women have been found qualified and worthy to receive the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence.
Volunteer Ushers Needed for the Hooding Ceremony
Attention 1L and 2L students, ushers are needed for the Saturday, May 10, 2014 Hooding/Commencement Ceremony at the Creative Arts Center. Ushers hand out programs and help elderly or disabled family and friends to find seats. If you can clear your calendar for 2 hours on May 10, 2014 (approximately 11:30 until 1:30 pm) it would be really appreciated. One day you too will be putting on your cap and gown. Please help if you can. Please forward your reply to Janet Armistead by Friday, April 11, 2014.