Regalia (including Hoods) must be worn to all Hooding and Commencement ceremonies.

Doctoral and Master's Candidates will be hooded (prior to Commencement) during a special ceremony prepared and planned by each academic college/school. University Commencements does not prepare or plan Hooding ceremonies. As we receive this information from the colleges and schools, we will update this page with the information that is provided. Candidates will be contacted by their college/school with more information regarding their event. As the colleges and schools provide event information to University Commencements, it will be posted here on the website.


College of Arts & Sciences

Event Name: College of Arts and Sciences Hooding Ceremony

Date and Time: Friday, April 19, 2024, 6PM-8PM

Location: Staples (CBU)

For more information please contact: Zara Melcher at or 951-343-4363


Hood Colors:

The field of learning in which a degree is awarded is shown by the color on the edging of the hood. The lining of the hood is the official color of the institution which awarded the degree. Following is a list of hood colors representing degrees awarded by CBU:

Accounting: Drab
Applied Mathematics: Gold
Architecture: Blue Violet
Athletic Training: Sage Green
Biomedical Sciences: Gold
Business Administration: Drab                                                                                                           
Clinical Psychology: Gold
Counseling Ministry: Gold
Counseling Psychology: Gold
Education: Light Blue
Engineering: Orange
English: White                                                                                                                                       
Forensic Psychology: Gold                                                                                                                 
Healthcare Administration: Peacock
Higher Education Leadership and Student Development: Light Blue
Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Gold                                                                                       
Information Technology Management: Drab                                                                                     
Interdisciplinary Studies: White                                                                                                           
Kinesiology: Sage Green                                                                                                                     
Leadership (PhD): Dark Blue
Music: Pink
Nursing: Apricot
Organizational Change and Administration (PhD): Light Blue                                                         
Organizational Leadership: Royal Blue
Physician Assistant Studies: Kelly Green
Psychology: Gold
Public Administration: Peacock
Public Health: Salmon
School Counseling: Light Blue
School Psychology: Light Blue
Social Work: Citron
Speech Language Pathology: Gold 
Sport and Performance Psychology: Gold                                                                                         
Strategic Communication: Maroon
Worship Arts: Pink

Contact Commencement

Phone: (951) 552-8308
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504