The Teacher Education Induction Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
The ceremony is hosted by the College of Education and Human Development and will recognize students' achievement of becoming professional educators. The formal recognition includes students receiving medallions, which can be worn over the graduates' gowns at commencement.
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Hooding Ceremony is on Thursday, May 11, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Lone Star Ballrooms 142 A & B.
This ceremony invites Master’s students from the College of Liberal Arts and their families to be recognized and hooded by their faculty advisors. Graduate students will be presented with a special lapel pin from the College of Liberal Arts and a small reception will follow.
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, will hold its induction ceremony on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
The honor society consists of registered nurses who are earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduate students who are earning a Master of Science in Nursing, and nurse leaders who are in the community. Membership is by invitation only and extended to those who meet qualifications of excellence in academics and in professional conduct. Each inductee will receive a lavender honor cord and a lapel ribbon.
The event is open to nursing students, inductees, their families and the public.
The Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be held Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballrooms A & B. This ceremony marks the transition of graduating ROTC students from cadets to enlisted officers.
The ceremony includes the pinning of lieutenant’s bars by the soldier's loved ones, and the Silver Dollar Salute, an Army tradition in which a newly commissioned second lieutenant presents a silver dollar to the first enlisted soldier who salutes him. The coin symbolically acknowledges the receipt of respect due to the new rank and position.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) Recognition and Pinning Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
This ceremony will be held to honor CONHS students earning their degrees during the current semester. The ceremony includes the hooding of master’s degree students and a pinning ceremony for undergraduate nursing students. The hooding portion of the ceremony has historic roots. By placing the hood over the students’ heads, professors symbolically welcome them as fellow scholars. In modern times, the hood’s colors represent a graduate’s university and major.
The College of Science and Engineering (COSE) Hooding and Cording Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Island Hall, Rm. 160.
All COSE students graduating with master’s degrees are eligible to be hooded at the ceremony. In addition, undergraduate students can be recognized for their research alongside a faculty mentor and can receive undergraduate research cords.
The College of Education and Human Development Hooding Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom.
The ceremony recognizes students' achievement in earning their master's or doctoral degrees. The ceremony is also a chance for graduates to recognize the family, friends, and educators whose support helped make their graduation possible.