Law School Hooding and Commencement Ceremony
HoodingDuring the Commencement ceremony, each graduate will come on stage, have his/her name read, and receive a doctoral hood placed over his/her head by two faculty members. It is a Capital Law tradition to extend an invitation to any graduate to be hooded by a parent, spouse/partner, grandparent or sibling who has a Juris Doctor degree. That degree need not be from Capital University Law School. Uncles, aunts, mentors and friends are not eligible to participate in the hooding ceremony. If you have a relative in the approved category, please indicate on the form below the name and relationship of the individual(s) who will hood you. Individuals participating in the hooding will need to arrive at the graduation site by 1:00 pm in order to review the procedures for hooding. This will insure a smooth hooding for you. Minister/ClergyIt is a Capital Law tradition to have the invocation and benediction at the commencement ceremony given by a graduating student who is an ordained member of the clergy or by a parent, spouse, grandparent or sibling of a graduating student who is an ordained member of the clergy. If you are or know such a person that meet the criteria and would like to have that person involved in the ceremony, please note that on the form below. The two clergy will be randomly selected and all students who submitted clergy names will be notified.Special Needs/AccommodationsAlthough a ramp will be available for students who may need to access the stage, we also need to know whether there may be other impairments where some accommodations might be needed. Please note on the form below whether you or a member of your family is wheelchair bound or hearing impaired. Individuals with chronic conditions or advanced age are advised to arrive as early as possible to get seating that best fits their needs.
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