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Guest Hooding

The hooding of new graduates by faculty or guest hooders is one of commencement’s cherished moments. In this ceremony, a striking, sash-like garment of crimson, gold, and purple (the school colors, plus the color symbolizing the law) is placed around the neck of each participating graduate by his or her hooder. The garment is then arranged so that it flows down the back of the graduate.

To participate in the guest hooding ceremony, please fill out this form and return it to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations no later than two weeks before graduation. For more information about guest hooding, contact Jackie Laminack, assistant director of Alumni Relations, at 713-646-1800 or ctrunzo@hcl.edu.