Masters Hooding Ceremonies

Masters candidates will be hooded prior to the Commencement ceremony during a special event determined by each academic school. Masters students will be contacted by their school or college with information regarding their event. Below is a list of scheduled hooding events. You may contact the school or college directly for more information. If you are unable to attend the hooding event, but still plan to participate in the Commencement ceremony, you will need to contact your school or college to pick up your hood at a different time. Commencement regalia must be worn to all hooding ceremonies and graduates must bring their hoods to Commencement.

College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design 
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (ticketed event)
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church in Riverside
Contact: Laura Peralta - 951.552.8866 -

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematical Sciences Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: AJ Staples Room
Contact: Allie Floyd - 951.552.8662 -

College of Arts and Sciences 
Department of Modern Languages and Literature
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: A.J. Staples Room
Contact: Rosemary Welsh - 951.343.4590 -

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Magnolia Baptist Church - 8351 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside CA 92504
Contact: Debbie Jahant - 951.343.4287 -

College of Engineering
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Magnolia Baptist Church - 8351 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside CA 92504
Contact: Felicia Tasabia - 951.343.4972 -

College of Health Science 
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Health Science Room A7
Contact: Ally Russell - 951.343.4619 - 

College of Nursing
Dates: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: TBA
Location: Harvest Christian Fellowship - 6115 Arlington Avenue, Riverside CA 92504
Contact: Beth-Jayne Lacuesta - 951.343.4417 - 

School of Business
Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Innovators Auditorium 
Contact: Cindie Duncan - 951.343.4504 -

School of Education
Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Magnolia Baptist Church - 8351 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside CA 
Contact: Denise Payne - 951.343.4268 -

School of Music
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: School of Music Room 101
Contact: Kellie Brown - 951.343.4720 - 

Online and Professional Studies
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Harvest Christian Fellowship - 6115 Arlington Avenue, Riverside CA 92504
Contact: OPS One-Stop Advising Department - 951.343.3921 -

Master's Hood Colors

The field of learning in which a degree is awarded is shown by the color of 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
Business Administration: Drab
Communication: Maroon
Counseling Psychology: Gold
Counseling Ministry: Gold
Disability Studies: Light Blue
Education: Light Blue
Engineering: Orange
English: White
Forensic Psychology: Gold
Higher Education Leadership and Student Development: Light Blue
Kinesiology: Sage Green
Leadership and Organizational Studies: Light Blue
Music: Pink
Nursing: Apricot
Organizational Leadership: Royal Blue
Public Administration: Peacock
Public Health: Salmon
Public Relations: Maroon
School Counseling: Light Blue
School Psychology: Light Blue

Not walking in the Commencement Ceremony?

For students who intend to participate in the hooding ceremony, you will need a cap, gown, and tassel, even if you are not going to participate in the Commencement ceremony. ALL graduation candidates must complete the Exit Process, whether or not they plan to participate in Commencement. Graduation candidates will not be given their regalia until the Exit Process is complete. Click here to be directed to the Exit Process.