Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Guest Hooder Information

Guest Hooder Information

Requirements

All COM and COB two-year track graduates may invite a guest hooder for the ceremony. Graduates who do not have a guest hooder will be hooded by KCU-appointed faculty.

COM Graduates

Guest hooder requirements:

If you wish to invite a guest hooder, he/she must belong in one of the following categories:

  • A family member that is a DO, MD or MBBS, MBBCh (medical degree granted in some countries outside of the United States).
    or
  • A current (this academic year) Kansas City University (KCU) faculty member. 

    Note: All guest hooders who are not current faculty members must be approved by your campus dean. Email your request to commencement@kansascity.edu. You will receive a response within 14 days of your submission. Requests must be received by January 27, 2021.

COB Two-year Track Graduates

Guest hooder requirements:

If you wish to invite a guest hooder, he/she must belong in one of the following categories:

  • A family member that is a DO, MD, PhD, MBBS or MBBCh (medical degree granted in some countries outside of the United States)
    or
  • Your research faculty mentor.

Guidelines for Guest Hooders

  • Guest Hooder Information for the Commencement Ceremonies (PDF)
  • You must complete all information in the guest hooder request section of the Commencement Form.
  • Once you have approval for your hooder you will be forwarded a link to order regalia. Invite your guest hooder prior to completing the form to confirm his/her acceptance and obtain regalia information.
    • If your guest hooder has his/her own full regalia or is a current KCU faculty member, you will not complete the form. Please ensure your hooder brings regalia to the ceremony.
    • If your hooder does not have regalia, follow the link in your confirmation email and order immediately. You are required to pay for your hooder’s regalia at the time of the order.
  • Each guest hooder must wear full regalia in order to hood you during the ceremony. You are responsible for picking up the purchased attire for your guest hooder on May 6.