Rehabilitation Science Hooding Ceremony

UB Facultyand Alumni hooding a Student on stage at the annual Hooding Ceremony in Slee Hall.

The annual Department of Rehabilitation Science Hooding Ceremony is reserved for candidates who have attained academic degrees beyond a bachelor’s degree. Faculty members place the hood on the graduate, signifying success in completing the graduate program.

2024 Hooding Ceremony

MAY 2024 - DATE: TBD | Slee Hall on UB's North Campus.

Registration opens in February 2024

Graduating DPT students and BS/MS OT students must  register to attend. Registration opens in February.

The Hooding Ceremony is separate from the SPHHP Commencement Ceremony. Each event has its own separate registration page.


Slee Hall has a seating capacity for each graduate to bring up to six guests. Attendance is free. This event is not ticketed.


A photographer will be present at the Hooding ceremony. Photographs will be made available to view and download on this page.


Questions? Contact department staff Emily Luchterhand, 

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