Hooding Ceremonies

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. Summer 2023 Hooding information will be available soon. University Commencements does not prepare or plan Hooding ceremonies. Candidates will be contacted by their college/school with more information regarding their event. 

  • 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
    Communication/Strategic Communication: Maroon
    Computer Science/Engineering: Orange
    Counseling Ministry: Gold
    Counseling Psychology: Gold
    Data Science and Knowledge Engineering: Orange
    Education (incl. Disability Studies): Light Blue
    Educational Leadership for Faith-Based Institutions: Light Blue
    Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Software): Orange
    English: White                                                                                                                          Healthcare Administration: Peacock
    Higher Education Leadership and Student Development: Light Blue
    Industrial-Organizational Psychology (CBSS): Gold
    Information Technology Management: Drab
    Kinesiology: Sage Green
    Leadership and Management Studies (SoB): Drab
    Leadership and Organizational Studies: Royal Blue
    Music: Pink
    Nursing/RN to BSN: Apricot
    Organizational Leadership: Royal Blue
    Physician Assistant Studies: Kelly Green
    Psychology (Clinical, Counseling, Forensic, Industrial-Org, Sport & Performance): Gold
    Public Administration: Peacock
    Public Health: Salmon
    Public Relations: Maroon
    School Counseling: Light Blue
    School Psychology: Light Blue
    Social Work: Citron
    Speech Language Pathology: Gold 
    Sport and Performance Psychology (CBSS): Gold
    Worship Arts: Pink

  • I am participating in the Hooding Ceremony but not walking in the Commencement Ceremony. Do I need Regalia?
    For Candidates who intend to participate in the Hooding ceremony, you will need a cap, gown, hood, and tassel, even if you are not going to participate in the Commencement ceremony.