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  • Law School Hooding and Commencement Ceremony 

    All students are hooded during the commencement ceremony. It has become a tradition at Capital 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 let us know whether you want that person to hood you by completing the form below. 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. 

    Ticket Requests
    Students are limited to eight tickets upon first request. If you anticipate the need for additional tickets, please request them in the section entitled "No. of additional tickets." You will be notified after April 12th if your request for additional tickets has been granted. (Graduates do not need tickets for themselves.)

    It has also become a 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/Accommodations:
    Although 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.


    Street Address   
    Number of tickets requested   
    Number of additional tickets   
    Hooding requests   
    Minister/clergy requests   
    Special needs/accommodations