Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Under the Tent at Norman Tower


The Regis College Graduate Hooding Ceremony is an intimate celebration for graduates receiving a Masters or Doctoral degree.  It is held during the week of Commencement, and graduates generally attend both events.  There will be a reception for graduates and their guests immediately following the Hooding Ceremony.


What is Hooding?

The hoods awarded during the Hooding Ceremony symbolize the graduate’s school, degree and field of study through their length and colors of the lining and binding.   All Regis hoods are lined with crimson and gold, and the velvet trimming on the hood indicates each student’s field of study:   

  • Master of Arts - White
  • Master of Science – Golden Yellow
  • Doctor of Education – Light Blue
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – Apricot


Please RSVP for Graduate Hooding no later than May 1st, 2019.  There is a limit of 6 guests per student, tickets are not required.

  • How to Order Regalia

    Hoods, along with cap and gown, must be ordered through the campus bookstore, either in person or online.  You are responsible for ordering and picking up your regalia at the bookstore prior to Hooding.


    The deadline for online ordering is February 15th. 

    The deadline for ordering regalia in-store is March 15th to guarantee your size.  After the March 15th deadline, you can still pick up regalia, however we cannot guarantee correct size availability.

    Doctoral Students:  The deadline to order doctoral gowns is March 18th to guarantee delivery.  Please find the correct form, fill out completely, and either scan/email to the bookstore or bring to the bookstore in person.

    EdD Order Form

    DNP Order Form


    Bookstore Hours:

    Mon: 10am – 4pm

    Tues:  10am – 6pm

    Wed & Thurs: 10am – 4pm 

    Fri:  10am – 2pm

    Sat & Sun: Closed


    Bookstore contact info:

    781-768-8119 or

  • FAQs

    1.  Where do I need to check-in, and at what time?

    Please come to the College Hall Foyer by 5:30pm – you will be given instruction there.


    2.  How many guests can I bring?

    Up to 6.


    3.  Do my guests need tickets?



    4.  What time should guests arrive?

    By 6pm to ensure parking and time to find a seat at the Norman Tower.


    5.  Where should I park, and where do my guests park?

    You can park anywhere available on campus, but the easiest place to park is Lot A (see map here).


    6.  Is there accessible parking for guests?

    Yes – campus police will direct your guests to designated parking spots, and we will have golf carts to shuttle guests to the ceremony site.


    7.  Where can I order and pick up regalia?

    At the campus bookstore.


    8.  What is the deadline for ordering regalia?

    Online deadline is 2/15/2019, and in-store deadline is 3/15/19.  You may still pick up regalia in-store past the deadline, however size availability cannot be guaranteed.  Both online and in-store orders need to be picked up in-store.


    9.  How much does the regalia cost?

    Regalia is included in the graduation fee:  $295 for Regis students, $300 for LMH students.


    10.  When and where is the reception?

    The reception is in the College Hall Foyer and begins directly after the ceremony.


    11.  Do I need to attend the reception?

    No, the reception is not mandatory – but it is fun!

  • Hooding Timeline

    5:30pm: Arrive at College Hall

    • Find your assigned room
    • Robe
    • Line up and process to Norman Tower


    6:30pm – 7:40pm:  Ceremony

    • Hooding by program
    • Presentation of Awards
    • Student Speaker


    7:45pm: Reception in College Hall Foyer & Parterre

    • Passed Hors D’oeuvres
    • Music